Less for a Dress was recently started by two New London High School students.
Annika Wickman and Shannon Cross began their senior year by starting a new project, Less for a Dress. Their goals for the project are to help girls have a less expensive prom or homecoming, to help girls earn money by consigning formal wear, and to give to a local charity. For each item sold, 10 percent of the profit will go towards Project Backpack to eliminate child hunger.
They started the project by setting up the first event, the drop off. Community members from New London and nearby areas came and dropped off dresses, shoes, and accessories they wanted to sell or donate.
Once all the items were collected and priced, Less for a Dress had received more than 220 homecoming and prom dresses, 30 pairs of shoes, as well has a handful of accessories and purses. It was a huge first year success.
Less for a Dress is now getting ready for its big two-day sale in February. Pictures of dresses are shown on the Less for a Dress Facebook page and web page at www.lessforadress.weebly.com.
Any girls who are interested in looking at homecoming and prom dresses, shoes, or accessories are welcome to visit the New London High School Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 14-15 from 12-4 p.m. The event will take place in room C222.