Needed: Slightly Used Prom Dresses

LI Roller Rebels and Town of Brookhaven team up to collect prom dresses for those in need.

All Long Islanders know that these are difficult economic times and sometimes people need just a little assistance. To that end, the Long Island Roller Rebels Women’s Roller Derby Team in conjunction with the Town of Brookhaven is collecting donations of slightly used prom dresses to help make the dreams come true for some young girls who desperately want to go to their high school prom, but are not able to afford an acceptable outfit and accessories with which to attend the party.

“I am so gratified that we are able to reach out to help these young ladies, who otherwise would not be able to go out and afford a dress and shoes and jewelry and makeup, etc. for such a big event in their young lives, that they so deserve to attend,” said Captain Morgan, one of the Roller Rebels who vividly remembers her prom with amazing detail and gusto. “Getting through high school is such hard work for four years. The prom is the party at the end that signifies the culmination of all that effort. I remember having my hair done in a new style and my wonderful nails and pedicure, I was like Cinderella and Snow White and sleeping beauty all rolled into one Disney Princess.”

“I think every girl dreams of wearing that beautiful dress to one of the biggest nights in their young lives and all the women (and men) at the Long Island Roller Rebels hope in their hearts that we can help make that same dream come true for each and every student. We’d hate to think of some not attending their prom , just because they could not afford the outfit. That would be truly heartbreaking,” said Hardcory of the Roller Rebels who is a key coordinator of this particular prom dress donation collection.

The Town of Brookhaven is very discreet with the ladies that benefit from this. And what the Roller Rebels are asking Long Island residents to do is not so hard. All they are asking that everyone in Nassau and Suffolk counties take a couple of minutes out of one day, to search their closets for prom/affair/party dresses that they’ve worn or their kids or family members have worn and are now just sitting there collecting dust.

Any dress shoes or heels that are buried in the back of that walk-in, or costume jewelry that is cluttering up that old jewelry box. Even look at that “worn only once for Cousin Carol’s wedding party” bridesmaid dress that now hangs forlornly in your closet taking up space.

What is one girl’s strapless aqua taffeta mermaid nightmare could be another girl’s dream prom dress. So take a moment and help the Long Island Roller Rebels in conjunction with the Town of Brookhaven, spread a little fairy dust, share the magic and donate your gently used dresses and accessories .

The Long Island Roller Rebels will be accepting donations now through the middle of May (at their 4/14 and 5/12 derby bouts actually). For more information email, visit their website at

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