Operation PROM will host a press conference to launch its 10th annual prom season Tuesday, Dec. 3 at “LIFE, the Place to Be,” in Ardsley – the same location will the organization will hold its 10th anniversary prom gala on Jan. 23, 2014.
The press conference will feature some of Operation PROM’s newest Board Members, including Jared Rice of the New Rochelle City Council and TV personality Jene Luciani, in addition to its sponsors: Westchester Magazine, Bloomingdale’s, Broken Bow Brewery, Ammirati Coffee & Tea Co., Greater Than We, The College of Westchester, Life Cleaners, MSM Designz, WAG Magazine, State Farm Insurance, and The Men’s Wearhouse.
Operation PROM is a national 501-c-3 nonprofit organization that provides resources, opportunity and mentoring to students in need. Services are available to children in financial need, those who are homeless, sick, or disabled. School supplies and scholarships are available in addition to donations of prom dresses and tuxedos.
“Operation PROM is a great program,” Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino said. “Westchester County is pleased to continue to co-sponsor this program through our Department of Social Services.”
The 2014 Prom season will be the fifth year that Operation PROM has been partnered with the Westchester County Department of Social Services.
“We will also be announcing our amazing Celebrity Prom Queen, who will be with us at our 10 year anniversary gala on January 23,” Noel D’Allacco, Founder of Operation PROM, said.
“Not only are we celebrating 10 years of being a Westchester based non-profit, but we are also proud to say that we are still 100 percent non-profit, with no salaries given at our organization. Everyone is a volunteer,” D’Allacco said.
Last year, Operation PROM raised and fully funded the senior prom for the Channel View High School in Rockaway, Queens, who were affected by Hurricane Sandy. This year, money raised through the 10th anniversary gala and other fundraising opportunities will allow the organization to once again select a high school in financial need, and fund its prom.
Operation PROM covers the greater New York City areas, with 8 chapters in the tri-state area, and 6 chapters across the country. The online registration form for free Prom dresses and tuxedo’s is now available on their national website to qualifying students.