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Local teacher working to collect prom dresses for students who can not afford them

Local teacher working to collect prom dresses for students who can not afford them
Posted at 5:11 PM, Mar 28, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-14 18:34:29-04

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — A local teacher is on a mission to help collect prom dresses to give to students who can't afford them.

Now she and the staff at a local boutique are helping to make that happen.

News5's Dianne Derby had a chance to see some of what's been donated so far at the warehouse for Much Ado Boutique in Colorado Springs.

A high school teacher commented on a recent social media post the boutique made and decided to ask for help. The boutique owner says they jumped at the chance to do so.

"I feel like to give to these girls something that's going to make them feel beautiful and amazing is so worth it," said Mary Hrbek with Much Ado Boutique. "I probably have prom dresses from years ago sitting around. We all have dresses we haven't worn in years but if we can give back and make that girl feel beautiful it's so worth it."

"I'm so excited to see the kids and see how much excitement that they get and their excitement will bring me so much joy and that's why I'm doing what I'm doing," said Vista Ridge High School teacher Jaidyn St. Clair.

The dresses will go to students at Vista Ridge High School in D-49. Everyone who makes a donation will get a $15 off coupon to the store.

You can drop off dresses this week from at Much Ado Boutique's two locations.

The warehouse is at 930 Elkton Drive. Hours of operation 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

The boutique is at Paris Market Vintage at The Shops at Briargate. It's located at 1885 Briargate Parkway, Suite 515. Hours of operation 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
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