CCHS iCare students partner with 99.5 The River to make prom dreams come true

Students collect nearly 275 dresses in support of the ‘Pay Less for the Dress’ program

Colonie Central High School iCare students have once again teamed up with 99.5 The River to support their ‘Pay Less for the Dress’ Program. The students collected dresses for four-weeks culminating with a visit from 99.5 The River’s morning show to celebrate their support.

student poses with a rack full of dresses
CCHS junior Hannah Buchan poses with a rack of dresses that were donated through the ‘Pay Less for the Dress’ initiative. The CCHS students collected dresses for four-weeks receiving 272 dresses in support of the program.

“We are so excited to have the opportunity to partner with 99.5 The River on this initiative,” said CCHS student Zach Moran. “For many students prom is the night they look forward to the most out of the entire school year. It’s important for all students to have access to look and feel special.  We are also thrilled to know that funds raised from this initiative will make a difference for students and families right here in the Capital Region.”

The dresses collected from CCHS and other participating schools will be sold at Proctors on  Saturday, Mar. 21. All of the gently used dresses will be sold for $9.95 + tax, and all of the proceeds from dresses and entry tickets will benefit the Bernard & Millie Duker Children’s Hospital at Albany Med and the Proctors Scholarship Fund.

Learn more about the ‘Pay Less for the Dress’ program here.
View more photos here.