Cindy, an alum of Polytech, was a senior at Texas Wesleyan University when she started her program in 2007. “I just wanted to give back by helping girls who can’t afford new prom dresses,” she says. “I remember my prom dress. I bought it for 20 dollars because I didn’t have much money.”

Prom Dresses For Free

Cindy Olivera started Prom Queen FAD in 2007. All photos by Rebecca Aguilar

Cindy, a marketing coordinator started Prom Queen FAD as a way of combing her passion for education and community service. As a senior in college, she asked her sorority sisters at Sigma Kappa Lambda to help with donations of dresses that could be worn to the prom.  Since then friends, family members, and even strangers have donated to the project.

This year, 150 dresses were donated to Cindy’s project. Some dresses are new, others are slightly used. The donations didn’t stop with the dresses; Cindy also got donated handbags, costume jewelry, shoes, even gift cards for the girls.