WEST CHICAGO, IL- High school girls from the western suburbs will be able to obtain a free prom dress by coming to a Prom Goes Green on April 3, a prom dress giveaway at West Chicago Community High School sponsored by USAgain, the textile recycling company locally based in West Chicago.
From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 3, girls from the area will be able to select a new or gently used dress from a selection of thousands in the commons area at West Chicago Community High School. Girls do not need to be WCCHS students to receive a dress-all that’s required is a valid high school ID or other proof of enrollment.
“The cost of prom really adds up quickly for today’s students. It’s not common for the event to cost a student over $1,000,” said Mattias Wallander, CEO of USAgain. “We’re happy to offer girls a green, cost-effective alternative to attend prom while promoting recycling awareness and sustainability in the community.”
By reusing the dresses, USAgain is preventing them from going to waste and being landfilled, where they would negatively impact the environment. This is the second year USAgain has organized Prom Goes Green, as the company gave away dresses last year at Malcom X College in Chicago. USAgain is also giving away dresses at three “boutique” events in partnership with The Glass Slipper Project. These giveaways will be held on the south side of Chicago this April.
According to the U.S. EPA, Americans throw out 85 percent of their clothing, amounting to more than 11 million tons of textiles that get dumped in landfills. USAgain, a for-profit company, offers a convenient, no-cost alternative to dispose of unwanted clothing and shoes by placing items its green and white bins.
For more information on the giveaway at WCHS and other Prom Goes Green events, visithttp://www.promgoesgreen.com/.
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