More than 100 teens given free prom dresses at NYPD giveaway
For a few hours, they were the queens of Queens.
More than 100 teens were treated like royalty, complete with a red carpet to strut down, a throne to sit upon and sparkling cider to sip, at a prom dress giveaway in Jamaica Saturday.
“Walking down the red carpet made me feel like I was on the runway,” said Sarah Christopher, 13.
Christopher modeled her selection, a single-strapped, deep blue, bejeweled gown, at the 113th Precinct’s annual Prom Impact event at the High School of Law Enforcement and Public Safety.
More than 1,000 donated dresses and 150 suits, along with purses, shoes and other accessories, were doled out, said Det. Tanya Duhaney.
“This is what community policing is all about,” said NYPD Chief of Patrol Rodney Harrison.
“I feel great in this dress,” said Yerlene Ortega, 18 of Washington Heights. “I’m ready for my prom now.”
The event continues Sunday.
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