Prom season will be here before you know it. I remember most of all the time I spent shopping for that perfect dress. Unfortunately, not every girl has the resources to purchase a dress for prom.

Empowered Youth and Dillard University National Alumni Association Shreveport-Bossier Chapter are planning a prom dress giveaway for 100 high school students and they need your new or nearly new prom dress donations.

The mission of the giveaway is to provide 100 dresses for 100 high school junior and senior girls in need and organizers are asking the community for donations. Donors can bring their dresses on the drop-off date, March 3, 1-4 p.m. at 725 Milam St., in downtown Shreveport. All new or like-new dresses in all sizes will be accepted.

The dress giveaway will be held at 1 p.m., March 31, at Agape Faith Christian Fellowship, 2329 Broadway Drive in Bossier City. Girls will be able to try on and choose their dress. In addition, they will receive tips on hair, make-up and styling, as well as life skills. Those girls who arrive on time will be entered into a drawing where the winner will receive a GRAND PRIZE!!!!

Contact LaShana Harris at (318) 210-0643, (318) 573-0473 or email her at to find out more about this incredible event.