Prom dress giveaway offers local girls to find the 'perfect dress'

Posted at 4:13 PM, Mar 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-02 19:03:33-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A popular free prom dress giveaway was held at the Martin Professional Development Center for young ladies attending Metro Nashville Public Schools.

On Saturday, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the Minerva Foundation sponsored the giveaway of new and gently used dresses, shoes, and accessories. Attendees also received professional make-up tips.

Reverend Olivia Cloud is the president of the community-based non-profit Minerva Foundation. She said the giveaway not only helps the girls but parents.

"Some of them have been moved to tears about how much they've saved and how beautiful their daughters look and they have quality clothing and they look wonderful and it hasn't cost them anything," Cloud said.

Seberiana Lopez, 17, attends Glencliff High School. Her father, Fred, accompanied her while she tried on dresses.

"We've been shopping around and looking at the different prices. I'm a single dad so financially it is going to be helpful for us and I do appreciate this is given once a year by the sorority Delta Sigma Theta and by the sponsors that sponsor this. This is a great opportunity for all," Lopez, who has four girls, said.

His daughter was able to find the perfect dress which made the father-daughter duo happy.