Cornerstone University Enactus Collects Prom Dresses for Pop-Up Boutique
by Hannah Abraham (B.A. ’20)
The Cornerstone University Enactus team is currently preparing for its third annual Pop-Up Prom Boutique. In order for every girl to receive a special dress, the team is seeking out generous people in our community to donate gently used prom dresses.
The pop-up boutique was started in 2017 by Hannah Abraham (B.A. ’20), a member of the Enactus team, as a way to give high school girls an opportunity to attend prom without the high cost of a dress. The event started in one school with approximately 75 dresses. The team now hopes to serve several schools at one central location where high school girls can receive a prom dress at the cost of only two canned goods. All canned goods received will be donated to Dégagé Ministries.
"I hope to be blown away by the number of dresses we bring in this year," Abraham said. "I would love to see every girl from every school here have the opportunity to feel extra special on prom night."
Enactus is looking for people who are willing to donate all types of formal dress from Nov. 26 to Dec. 7. The drop-off location will be Warren Faber Hall, located on the campus of Cornerstone.
Enactus is a student-led organization that identifies needs in their community and uses their talents and skills to take action to meet those needs in a sustainable way. This year, 40 team members worked on 12 different projects, including the prom dress drive, working with entrepreneurial middle school students and hosting an annual International Artisan Market.
The team competes each spring against other Enactus teams across the country, showing how they empower others to live more sustainable lives and improve the standard of living for those in their community.