BECAUSE…TEXAS! Dress Drive Helps With Homecoming In Houston Area

If there is one thing we know here in Texas it’s Friday Night Football, right?

And homecoming, I mean THE HOMECOMING MUMS are the stuff of legends.

So when Hurricane Harvey came through and ruined so many things across the Houston area, a group of Katy teachers, parents and students decided that Harvey would not ruin homecoming.

It all started with Reagan Celaya, a sophomore at James E. Taylor High School in Katy, a week ago she posted on Facebook that she would like to do something for folks suffering after Harvey – so she asked for formals, dress donations.

In her post, Reagan wrote: “No girl should have to skip homecoming because they couldn’t afford a dress or simply because they forgot about how close their homecoming was.” – in less than a week Reagan collected more than 250 dresses.  When other schools and teachers heard about it – they wanted to help, including a group from Memorial Parkway Junior High who got nearly 400 dresses donated in just eight hours.

And last night was the first POP UP SHOP in Katy….organizers say some of those dresses have been given to students, but many more — more than 600 — remain for girls to look through.

CLICK 2 HOUSTON reported:

The effort was initially aimed at Katy students, but organizers have decided to help students from across the area. The organizers’ slogan: “If it fits, it is FREE!”

“We have so many dresses,” organizer Melanie Beisert said. “We need girls to try on these dresses — to come and take them.”

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