Operation Prom is making teens’ dreams a reality

Posted at 6:28 PM, Mar 26, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-26 18:30:26-04

Operation Prom helps teens from low-income homes, group homes and shelters attend prom.

Operation Prom is helping teens’ make their dreams of going to prom a reality.

“The first Operation Prom dress giveaway took place Tuesday at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. County Executive Robert P. Astorino joined Noel D’Allacco, the founder of the program, to kick off the event.

In its ninth year, Operation Prom has helped thousands of area teens by collecting and distributing gently used and sometimes unused dresses, as well as arranging for free tuxedo rentals for boys.

“Operation Prom is a great program,” said Astorino. “Westchester County is pleased to continue to cosponsor this program through our Department of Social Services.” Operation Prom helps teens from low-income households and those who live in shelters or group homes attend their prom at little or no cost.”

Dress giveaways will be at the following times and locations:

Wednesday, March 27, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.: The College of New Rochelle, 29 Castle Place, New Rochelle

Thursday, March 28 & Friday, March 29, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.: Yonkers Riverfront Library, 1 Larkin Plaza, Yonkers

Friday, Apr. 19, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.: Peekskill DSS District Office, 750 Washington Street, Peekskill

For more information, contact Operation Prom at 914-672-3070 or visit their website at