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Operation PROM Queens NY Chapter

HooplaHa Video, April 2012


Operation PROM on CNN, May 7, 2012

Operation PROM on CNN


Operation PROM on Good Day New York, Fox 5

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Salon Lotus DryBar to partner with Operation PROM

We love when a new salon teams up with us!  There are students all over Westchester County who need salon services to help them look their best for Prom.  Salon Lotus is one of them.  We are so excited that they will be offering complimentary services to some teens recommended by Operation PROM! (*Please contact Operation PROM for information about donated services.)

“Salon Lotus DryBar caters to all women in the Westchester area.  The Founders, Dominic Cassano, a Saunders High School Cosmetology teacher and Irinel De Leon, a former Saunders High School student, came together to create the only DryBar in New Rochelle.  Located at 748 North Avenue, Salon Lotus DryBar specializes in Trendy Haircuts, Blow Dries, Up-Dos, Hair Extensions and Make Up.  Salon Lotus DryBar is more than happy to partner with Operation Prom for this great cause”, says the salon staff.

Pistol & Stamen’s “Project Prom” with Operation PROM

Pistol & Stamen’s “Project Prom” with Operation PROM

By Dorin Esfahani

As a young woman and someone who went to prom not too long ago, I know how important this event is for many high school girls.  A prom is also usually very costly, especially when it comes to one of the most important aspects—the dress. Finding a beautiful dress that fits your body can take a long time, and it can be hard to find something in your price range.  For many girls out there, most dresses are not in their price range, which can potentially come in the way of being able to attend prom.

Operation PROM is a special organization because it enables young women to attend prom when the affordability of a dress is an issue. As an assistant at Pistol & Stamen, a fashion and lifestyle PR firm in Los Angeles, it was my job to research which prom organizations to team up with. I saw that Operation PROM has helped many young women by giving them dresses for prom, but they must be eligible, as they have to file an application showing their financial need and prove that they are going to graduate.

Adrianna Papell, Aidan Mattox, and Hailey Logan are three interrelated dress brands that understand how important prom season is to young girls and are thrilled to be sponsors of this organization, enabling them to give back to the community. The brands donated many beautiful dresses to Operation PROM for the upcoming season.  Personally, I love these brands. They are stylish, flattering, comfortable, and BEAUTIFUL. I love wearing these dresses myself, and I am super excited for the girls who get to wear something from these collections to prom. I know that they will feel so good about themselves in these dresses. We have sent some really gorgeous styles!

Helping the less fortunate and giving back when possible is something that is very important to Pistol & Stamen and to me personally. I am so happy to be involved with Operation PROM. I am very impressed with the work of this organization and the generosity of Adrianna Papell, Aidan Mattox, and Hailey Logan for contributing and helping the organization enhance young women’s lives.

Special thank you to Dorin for blogging for Operation PROM.  We greatly appreciate her support, the support of Pistol & Stamen, and the generosity of the designers.

Prom Fashion Show & Fundraiser


Another event to announce! Join us on March 27th for a Prom Fashion Show Fundraiser, as we honor the Westchester County Executive & Commissioner of the Department of Social Services.  Special thanks to our DJ’s Non-Stop Entertainment!

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Honoring Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino &
Commissioner Kevin M. McGuire Department of Social Services,
for their distinguished overall support in our endeavors on providing resources to youths of Westchester to attend their proms.

Westchester Manor
140 Saw Mill River Road, Hastings-on- Hudson, NY 10706
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
$100 per person
All proceeds will benefit Operation PROM
Tickets and all donations are tax deductible to a 501(c) (3) Not-For-Profit

Prom Dress Success at Salon POSH

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