Prom season is coming for girls in Cascade and throughout southwest Atlanta (Westlake High's is May 5). But for those who are financially unable to find dresses to wear to the special school event, Becca's Closet Atlanta may be able to help.
The organization is a nonprofit entity that helps girls in financial need find dresses for school events such as the prom.
Becca's Closet recently has found a home in Acworth after being "homeless" for a few weeks. The group stayed rent-free in a donated space on Kennesaw's historic Cherokee Street the past two years, but the location was leased recently. Acworth Patch posted a letter from Becca's Closet Atlanta seeking help from the public.
This past week, someone gave Becca’s Closet a house on 10 acres at 5830 Forest Drive in the Cherokee part of Acworth. But the modular home needs serious repair.
"We are now in need of the community's help to repair the home before we can move the 3,000 dresses and racks that we currently have," said Renae Gunter, manager of Becca's Closet Atlanta. "We need a new roof, ceiling repair from water damage, mold removal and painting."
The organization is volunteer-based and operates almost entirely on donations. It is accepting donated materials and monetary gifts to help finish the repairs in time to catch most of the prom season.
If you're interested in helping Becca's Closet, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Renae Gunter at 770-596-9588. Visit the Becca's Closet website for more information about the organization.