Since establishing itself earlier this month, organizers with the program have collected more than 100 prom dresses as of Thursday.
Clay County resident Glenna Cheesman told The Brazil Times her two daughters, Emilee Cheesman and Marleah Tryon, along with herself, started collecting the dresses for students at Henryville High School. The town of Henryville was recently devastated by a F-4 Tornado and severe storms.
Glenna told The Times the three have received prom dresses from South Carolina, Florida, Tennessee, Ohio and Kentucky.
"I've been doing this every single day," Glenna said, adding she receives 20-25 e-mails daily regarding the effort.
Glenna has been in touch with school officials at Henryville in regard to the donations.
"They are just thrilled by this," she said. "We've got dresses from every era, every style, every shape ... you name it. We even have wedding dresses."
A dress drop-off will take place Saturday, March 17, from 12:30-4 p.m., at the entrance of Books-A-Million and Old Navy in Terre Haute. Glenna said a banner would be on display where the dresses may be dropped off.
Glenna added they have scheduled another drop-off for Saturday, March 24, in the Forest Park Plaza parking lot, but a time has not been set yet. In addition, drop-off days may take place in Indianapolis and Plainfield.
The trio is accepting prom dresses or any type of formal wear, for men and women, in addition to jewelry, shoes, handbags, hairpieces, makeup curling irons, straighteners, and more. Monetary donations will also be accepted to help the students from Henryville and their upcoming prom.
Glenna said dresses would be accepted until April 4, before the group leaves for Louisville, Ky., to distribute the garments.