UT students need dresses to help people in Haiti

UT students need dresses to help people in Haiti

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By JOSH AULT
6 News Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A group of University of Tennessee students are planning a fundraiser for the people of Haiti. To make this fundraiser a success they need help from you.

UT's Give Haiti Hope Club is holding its second annual Fierce and Fancy Formal Fashion Show and Dress Sale. They're asking for donations of gently used prom dresses. The dresses will be used in the fashion show, and then sold. All the money will go to help the needs of the Haiti Outreach Program; which helps the Boucan Carre community.

The outreach program was started by members of Sacred Heart Cathedral.

You can drop your dresses off at any of the ten Prestige Cleaners locations in Knoxville. Prestige Cleaners will clean all the dress before the sale.

They were able to raise $8,000 last year.

"This year it's just going towards general needs of the Haiti Outreach Program," said Katie Riles, Give Haiti Hope President. "We are working on a lot of new projects. We got the secondary school that we raised money for last year. The up keep of our clinic. Our current projects as well." 

The fashion show will be held at the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame on February 25. The dress sale will be held the following day on February 26. They are still trying to find a location for that.

They are asking if you do have a prom dress you can donate to please get it dropped off by Valentine's Day, February 14.

To find out more about the Haiti Outreach Program visit their website.

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