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Dress banking

dress.jpg We like to be resourceful as well as stylin' in CD-13 (Council District 13), which stretches east from Hollywood and includes a large portion of Echo Park (CD-1 covers the rest). It's virtually a re-sale district from Silver Lake east, with vintage clothing shops, vintage furniture, vintage glassware. In Echo Park it looks to me as if a majority of the pets are rescues. There is a time-bank (I love that one of the Time Bank's recent monthly pot luck meetings was held at 826 LA's Time Travel Mart). And now the teachers/staff at the new Helen Bernstein High School, named for the UTA president, have a genius idea in kind: A prom dress bank.

Eric Garcetti's office posted the following in their weekly update:

Helen Bernstein High School is hosting its very first annual Senior Prom on June 4, 2010, and the teachers at HBHS have come together to start a "Prom Dress Loan System" to help girls who otherwise could not afford to attend.
Until Friday, May 21, the school is accepting formal dresses, jewelry, shoes and purses that students can use to dress up for the prom. Donations are tax deductible.
Items may be dropped-off at the school's main office at 1309 N. Wilton Pl. in Hollywood. For more information call (323) 817-6400.

There isn't much time left. Maybe they'll accept late-loaners.

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