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Operation promApril 26, 2017 - Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino welcomes the 14th annual Operation Prom Dress Giveaway back to the Westchester County Center in White Plains this weekend, providing designer dresses to students who otherwise would struggle to afford prom.

“We all know how out of control the cost of prom can get,” said Astorino. “But thanks to Operation Prom and The Black Tux, thousands of young women and men will now get the chance to have their dream prom.”

Astorino reminded students and parents that looking good is only part of a great prom experience. “Above all else, we want to make sure everyone has a safe prom,” he said. “So be smart, be sober and have the time of your lives.”

Registration for the Operation Prom Dress Giveaway is required. Please visit www.operationprom.org to sign up, as spots fill up quickly. The Dress and Tux Giveaway will take place at the Westchester County Center, 198 Central Ave., White Plains at the following dates and times:

  • Friday, April 28 from 1 - 4 p.m. High school seniors ONLY (all appointments on this day have been filled by registered high schools).
  • Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free prom dresses and tuxes for high school seniors with their school ID. Tuxes will be located on the second floor of the County Center and are available on Saturday only.
  • Sunday, April 30 10 a.m. - noon. $10 Dress for ANY students with school ID and open sale open to the public, from noon to 2 p.m., while supplies last.

Thank you to The Black Tux for their donation of 200 tuxedoes. This is the first year that tuxedos will be available at the Operation Prom giveaway. "At The Black Tux, we're committed to helping guys show up as the best version of themselves on the days that matter most, and in doing so we are thrilled to partner with Operation Prom to donate 200 tuxedos and dress shirts to help young men look their best on one of the momentous nights of their lives yet," said Andrew Blackmon, co-founder of The Black Tux. 

About Operation Prom
Established in 2005, Operation PROM is a national 501 c 3 nonprofit organization that helps low-income students attend their Proms by providing free Prom dresses and tuxedos. Operation PROM provides resources, opportunity and mentoring to at-risk teens,those who are homeless, sick, or disabled.

About The Black Tux
The Black Tux is the premium online suit and tuxedo rental company, created to disrupt the antiquated men’s formalwear industry known for ill-fitting, poor-quality suits and tuxedos. Founded in 2013 by friends Andrew Blackmon and Patrick Coyne who, out of frustration while preparing for Andrew’s wedding, decided that men needed a better alternative to traditional tux and suit rental offerings.