Emily Castle, an employee in Lebanon, asked her friends to donate their gently used prom dresses that would be given to teens attending Castlewood, Lebanon, and Honaker High Schools.
When her colleagues at the AT&T call center in Lebanon heard about her effort, they pitched in to help.
Emily collected 37 dresses - along with shoes and accessories - and delivered them to Russell County Career and Technical Center (a local trade school, where students from Castlewood, Lebanon, and Honaker High School attend).
“When we see the smiles on the girls faces, it gives us a tremendous sense of pride, knowing they would have missed the opportunity to attend prom otherwise,” Emily said.
Autumn is one of the students who has a dress for this year’s prom. She was very happy to hear about Emily’s project.
“One of the dresses fit me perfectly. I can now afford to get shoes, jewelry and get my hair done," she said.
“We can’t thank AT&T enough for making a prom dream a reality for these students. The confidence they gained from participating in such a milestone will last a lifetime,” said Sharon Owens and Jill Dishman, Russell County Career and Technical Center.
Emily, along with other AT&T employees in Lebanon joined together as part of a project called Believe LebanonSM, which combines assets and employees to make a positive impact in the community. The prom dress collection is part of a series of activities employees have planned for this year.