FREE Prom Dress in #NYC

by Migdalia Rivera

Earlier this week I had the opportunity to speak to a very inspirational woman, Bernice Malone. She’s a Mom who works full time, runs a small business called Dazzle Divaz, and, as if she wasn’t doing enough, has started a project called Brooklyn Prom & Scholarship Project that donates prom dresses and tuxedos to high school seniors!


During our telephone conversation, Ms. Malone noted this is the second year she has headed the Brooklyn Prom & Scholarship Project. Her enthusiasm for the project is evident. She’s gathered several hundred dresses and a few tuxedos as well. She’s also collected accessories, beauty supplies and shoes to outfit teens who may not have the means to purchase their own prom attire. Because she is doing most of the work herself, she does not have the funds to pay for storage; as a result her home had become the headquarters. Yet living with the chaos brings her glee. She knows she is doing it for a worthwhile cause…our children.

Ms. Malone will distribute the dresses this Saturday, May 14, 2011. To find out more information about the event, please contact Bernice Malone via email at  She is very responsive and will try to get back to you as quickly as possible. If you are unable to attend the event, feel free to ask her about another FREE prom dress giveaway being held on May 21, 2011.

If you wish to donate to the cause or volunteer your services, please feel free to reach out to her as well!


About the Author

Migdalia Rivera, also known as Ms. Latina in social media, is a single Latina mother of a teen, tween and 2 Australian Shepherds. When not blogging, or chasing after her energetic bunch, she connects influential bloggers with brands and PR agencies via her blogger network, Stiletto Media.

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1 Vida May 13, 2011 at 7:12 pm

This is such a great program! Kids should not be denied their prom experience because they cannot afford to dress for the occasion. Big shoutout to Bernice Malone!
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2 JANET May 14, 2011 at 5:15 pm

May god bless you and your family. I plan on donateing my daugthers J.H.S. prom dress. Please send me a flyer on the next prom dress giveaway being held in N.Y. on May 21,2011

Thank yo
and may god bless you and your family

3 Bernice Malone May 15, 2011 at 9:54 pm

Ms. Latina,
Thank you for the wonderful write up. It was wonderful chatting with you.
Our event this past Saturday was a huge success! We helped so many young ladies and gave away over 200 dresses! We also gave away several pairs of shoes, lots of jewelry and accessories and cosmetics. We had a wonderful workshop on skincare, beauty, body type analysis and special appearances by Miss Manhattan, Miss New York Teen USA and Miss Brooklyn’s Outstanding Teen. It was a wonderful event and we were happy to make so many girls happy.
We are looking forward to next years events and are planning some exciting things for the near future!

The Brooklyn Prom & Scholarship Project

4 Sabrina June 6, 2011 at 2:04 pm

What a wonderful program!

5 yesi October 14, 2011 at 2:52 am

What a Beautiful program!

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