On Friday, April 21st hundreds of girls will have the opportunity to shop for their free spring dresses at the Kids Helping Kids’ annual Handled With Care Dress Boutique.
From March 20th to April 15th, Kids Helping Kids is collecting gently used or new prom, bar/bat mitzvah, homecoming, bridesmaid attire, and evening wear for middle and high school girls. Kids Helping Kids is also looking to collect accessories such as bags and jewelry to complement the formalwear. Donations can be dropped off at The Italian Center at 1620 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT; Vanity Studio at 225 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT; and four Bankwell locations: 208 Elm Street & 156 Cherry Street, New Canaan, CT, 612 Bedford Street, Stamford, CT and 47 Old Ridgefield Street, Wilton, CT.
The Handled with Care event will be held on Friday, April 21st at the Yerwood Center, 90 Fairfield Avenue in Stamford, CT from 6:00pm-9:00pm. Local girls will have the opportunity to browse through racks of dresses, try on their favorites, and find that special dress of their own.
Again this year, Kids Helping Kids is providing girls with makeup artists to help the girls feel beautiful throughout the shopping process. Photographers will be available to capture each girl’s expression the moment she tries on her dream dress!
Last year over 250 girls shopped for dresses and an even larger turnout is expected this year. Kids Helping Kids ambassador Jordan Benzaken says, “It’s KHK’s third year creating a Handled with Care Dress Boutique at the Yerwood Center. The event gives girls a chance to have that magic moment picking out their formal dress. It’s great, because now, anyone who wants to attend a spring event can do so.”
Kids Helping Kids hopes to pass on the spirit of giving back to the community by asking the girls that attend the event to write down something small that they, in turn, will do for others. These pledges will be hung up on a board to illustrate the ripple effect of giving back that Kids Helping Kids wants to encourage.
Lexi Kelly, the founder of KHK says, “It’s one thing to do something nice for someone else, and it’s another thing to start a chain effect of kindness. This way, both the giver and the recipient of kindness feel empowered.”
About KHK: Kids Helping Kids (KHK) is a non-profit organization whose mission is developing leadership skills through youth-led service projects. We empower students to take their passion and turn it into action to make a difference in the lives of other kids! Kids Helping Kids’ programs are unique because every project is inspired, developed, and led by its youth members.