After posting the idea to their Facebook pages, the women realized how many others were interested.
Within 24 hours, the women had 50 dresses to donate. Now the group, called Henryville Operation Prom (HOP) has more than 200 dresses that have been donated. Some dresses have even been shipped from places like, Ohio, Illinois, South Carolina and Florida.
Glenna, along with her daughters Emilee Cheesman and Marleah Tryon, have been driving to locations around the Wabash Valley to pick up dresses, as well as having dress drop off days.
"One day I drove from West Terre Haute to Marshal to Farmersburg to Vincennes to Linton, Dugger, Worthington, Clay City, Patricksburg to Greencastle and back home," Glenna said. "That was all in one day, and we got 35-40 dresses."
Recently, HOP had a dress drop off in Brazil.
"We had such a wonderful turnout," Glenna said. "People were just pulling in -- it was like a drive-through."
Two residents told Glenna they'd drove by and seen her sign, but didn't have any dresses to give. The locals went to Goodwill, buying dresses to donate to HOP.
In the 2-3 hours during the drop off, HOP collected 40 dresses.
"Our total goal was 100 dresses," Glenna said. "I had a woman contact me who owns a bridal shop, and she wants to donate 50 dresses. We're not counting those yet, because we don't have them physically yet. But if we get all the dresses people are saying they're going to give us, we'll have around 350-400."
Although they have received many dresses, the group is still in need of dress shirts, dress pants and ties for the male students.
Currently, HOP is working with school officials in Henryville to find a location to distribute the dresses. The group is also in need of a van to transport the hundreds of dresses.
"They won't all fit in my car," Glenna said.
This Saturday, HOP plans to have another dress drop off in Plainfield. Glenna added HOP might have another drop off in Brazil right before they leave for Louisville, Ky., on April 4, to distribute the prom donations.
"This has been completely community-driven," Glenna said.