WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Prom season is an exciting time for teenagers. It means getting dressed up and making memories to last a lifetime with friends and loved ones.
However, prom night expenses quickly add up, and some may not be able to afford the experience. That’s where Moneet’s Closet steps in. They provide girls with dresses, shoes, accessories, makeovers, and more at no cost.
Moneet’s Closet CEO Tiayana Logan says the idea started in 2009 in New York, where prom tickets can be very expensive. She wanted girls in need to be able to go to prom at no cost.
The initiative has since expanded to New Jersey, Maryland, Louisiana, and North Carolina.
Logan says it takes a village to raise a child, and it’s about much more than making sure the girls look pretty.
“It’s very important that we show empowerment. Empowering young girls to be women will help them understand that when they get older, they can empower young women that once were in their shoes,” said Logan.
Teenager Makyah McNeil, who attended for the third time, says this event is very positive for the community.
“I want to see this continue in the future. It would help young women and people growing up and people that want to give back. I think this is something helpful,” said McNeil.
Logan said she plans to continue initiative in the future.