Brooklyn high school students receive free clothing and accessories at annual Prom Dress Giveaway

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A Brooklyn politician recently held his 12th annual Prom Dress Giveaway, helping over 300 girls prepare for the big dance.

State Sen. Kevin Parker (D-East Flatbush) hosted the May 18 event at Samuel J. Tilden High School, offering dresses, shoes, make-up, and hair styling consultations.

“Prom is an exciting milestone for seniors and the students in our community need to know that their community supports them and is willing to come together to make sure they have the resources they need to fully celebrate their accomplish­ments,” Parker said. “I look forward to expanding the event to assist more families year after year.”

For the second time in the 11-year tradition, Parker’s office included a giveaway of suits for young men attending their dances.

The event was sponsored by Macy’s and the Delta Rho Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, featuring giveaways from Hot 97 radio station and celebrity stylist Shatonia Amee.

Parker said the event was the perfect way to send local teens off to graduation, and the next chapter in their lives.

“I thank the volunteers. A lot of people gave their time and energy to make sure that these young ladies had a great night,” he said. “I look forward to our work next year.”

Reach reporter Aidan Graham at or by calling (718) 260–4577. Follow him at
Updated 2:30 pm, May 24, 2019
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GK says:
No suits or Tux's for the men? Our society is very gynocentric and has been for a long time.
May 23, 2019, 3:38 pm
Chiquita Wong says:
They come to this country, and they’re just like “ oh, give me all this free stuff! Somebody else pay for me! I just take take take!”
May 24, 2019, 6:01 am
Susan Rosenfeld from Flatbush says:
Chiquita, I wonder when your family immigrated here. I'm sure they worked hard and paid taxes. The families of these young women are doing the same. They just do not have money for extras like new dresses. They are busy using their paychecks for rent and food and basic clothing. Please ask yourself why you have such an attitude. Senator Parker and Macy's deserve praise for this.
May 24, 2019, 8:14 am
Orange Man Bad from Social Justice Warrior Association says:
Hey Rosenfeld, these people find ways to buy cigarettes, liquor, BMWs, pit bulls and get their nails done, I think they could save up for a dress!
May 24, 2019, 11:33 am
ER says:
⬆⬆⬆OH look! A racist POS!⬆⬆⬆
May 24, 2019, 1:41 pm
Petunia Quigley from Queens says:
Henry Ford, also known as ER
May 24, 2019, 7:03 pm
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
Petunia Quigley = Loser.
May 25, 2019, 8:26 am
Downey says:
Negative income tax is the answer to a lot of problems in America. One things liberals liked about Pres. Nixon.
May 25, 2019, 11:17 pm

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