Prom Dresses less than 200
Queens cops played fashion police on Saturday, coming to the rescue of more than 200 girls investigating prom dresses.
Prospective prom goers and their moms flocked to the 113th Precinct station house gymnasium in Jamaica to pick from 400 donated formal dresses.
Jasmine Gildon, a senior at Frederick Douglass HS, couldn’t have been any happier with a stunning, flowing red patterned gown she scored.
“It feels really nice, ” she said. “I chose it for the color and flowers.”
NYPD detectives Tanya Duhaney and Dorrin Ferguson organized the dress giveaway after a local church that had been running a similar event was unable continue doing so this year.
It showed the neighborhood’s young ladies that there are beating hearts inside blue police uniforms.
“It means a lot. Kids think we’re robots. I grew up here, ” said Duhaney. “This is to help out our children.”
Teens and parents lined up hours early to get inside and pick from dresses dropped off at local libraries and donated by labels Venus and Estelle’s.
The gym was decorated in classic prom style, with a DJ, balloons and photo backdrops so the teens could get the full effect of their stylish new threads.
Michele Mondesy, a 14-year-old from East New York, found a dress in just the color she wanted.
“I feel happy because royal blue is my favorite color. It gave me hope and I feel confident to go to the prom, ” Michele said. “This is great. It’s giving everybody an opportunity to find a dress.”