Brewer Teen Keeps Prom-Goers Dressed For Less
During Kassidy Giggey’s sophomore year, finding the money to get a prom dress, and all that goes with it, proved to be a challenge.”One day, I was looking online, on Seventeen magazine, and I was looking at prom things, and they had a link to a website called donatemydress.org, and it was about starting your own dress-donation organization, and I thought, this is perfect, this is exactly what we need in our community right now,” said Giggey.That’s how Giggey Girl Gowns was born three years ago.It’s the senior’s non-profit organization that provides free prom dresses to anyone.”Sometimes people are in shock that we have so many dresses and now we really have a wide variety and people are so appreciative of having something like this in the community,” said Giggey.It started out of her own closest.”We started up with ten dresses on one dress rack.”Donations from friends, family, and the community started rolling in.”We’ve given away over 180 dresses.”Their inventory has grown.”We have wedding wear, we have menswear, we have bridesmaids wear, we have stuff for flower girls, we have graduation dresses, sundresses, costume dresses, everything you could ever imagine and along with shoes and accessories,” said Giggey.Kassidy hopes the donations keep coming. Her seventh grade cousin, Sierra, will take over for her when she goes to away to college in the fall.”If you have anything that you think we could need then we would really love that support. It’s hard running a non-profit organization, we don’t have a lot of money to get our own things. If you would like to help in any way, we would be so appreciative,” said Giggey.Giggey Girl Gowns is open Sundays from 1 pm to 3 pm through June 2nd at the Community of Christ Church on 128 Pierce Road in Brewer.Kassidy says if you can’t make it then, she does appointments.Call 902-2421 or send an email to email@example.com.You can also find them on Facebook.