The drive was Troop 4361's idea.
“I think it's a great idea,” Miller said. “We could help a lot of children who may or may not have everything they need for the prom. We're taking any old prom dresses, and it also doesn't have to be a full tuxedo. It can be the top or the bottom only.”
Donors can contribute evening gowns, party dresses, bridesmaid and Sweet 16 dresses as well as new, unopened hosiery, prom gloves, evening handbags and hair accessories.
For boys, donors can contribute shirts, vests, ties, cummerbunds and belts.
The duo is also collecting services. Donations such as gift certificates for nails and hair, as well as for dry cleaning, flowers, limousine services and alterations are accepted.
Individuals can drop off the clothes and shoes to Miller's office, located at 83-91 Woodhaven Boulevard. The drive will last until May 1, and residents can donate between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
A prom donation drive event will be held on Sunday, April 29, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The American Legion, located at 72-02 Myrtle Avenue in Glendale.
(Lisa A. Fraser)