Local Non-Profit Needs Tuxes, Prom Dresses For Teens



What better excuse for a New Year closet clean-out than promoting healthy life choices among teens?


Coming up on February 16th, the BuzzFree PROMises Dress & Tux Giveaway will do just that. Presented by The Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse of Dallas, the day will see hundreds of prom dresses, tuxes, and suits donated to area high school students in exchange for a “buzz free” prom night pledge.


“The BuzzFree mission is to reward and encourage healthy choices made by high school students in our community,” explains 2013 Event Chair Natalie Buxton. “We seek to prevent and reduce underage drinking, driving under the influence, and use of other drugs among youth in our community.”


Prior to the event, donations will be accepted through February 8th. Here’s how we can help:


Bring tuxedos, suits, and prom dresses in good condition to the Council’s office at 1349 Empire Central Drive, Suite 800, in Dallas. Pick-ups can also be arranged by calling 214-522-8600. The primary need is for tuxes and suits, as well as dresses in sizes 16 and up. All donations are tax deductible, and drop-offs are accepted during business hours.


Let’s hear it for a generous start to the year, helping teens look and feel their best on prom night!


Lisa Petty

From current events reporting to celebrity interviews and television appearances, Lisa Petty’s career in journalism is varied and exciting. After contributing to publications including the Dallas Morning News, the Dallas Observer, and the San Antonio Current, Lisa shifted her focus exclusively to fashion in 2010 as Shopping Editor for NBC’s The Feast. Named one of Modern Luxury Dallas’ Fresh Faces of Fashion, Lisa is a member of Fashion Group International, and enjoys both attending and hosting stylish events in the Metroplex. With the launch of DFW Style Daily in July 2011, Lisa brings her trusted reputation in the industry to a unique new outlet for fashion news and commentary.