Moms seek prom dress donations for APS clothing bank

Updated: 04/23/2014 7:58 AM | Created: 04/23/2014 7:56 AM
By: Nikki Ibarra, KOB Eyewitness News 4

From the tickets, to the limo, to the dress—the high cost of prom can sometimes force teens to miss out. But two Albuquerque moms want to change that.

Sarah Florez and Francesca Hone are collecting used or new prom dresses for the Albuquerque Public Schools community clothing bank, which are available to all students.

"We can just give right back to our kids. And these are kids that will grow up together, that will one day work together possibly, so we need to band them together," Hone said.

Florez knows how it feels when money is tight and she knows what it's like to tell her kids "we can't."

"In the end, it's the children that suffer and that's one thing that breaks our hearts, that we don't want to see. As mothers we just want to band together and try to do what we can," she said.

Florez and Hone urge women who see a dress they haven't worn in a while to think about what that dress could really mean to someone.

The moms will host an event on April 26 called "Pin Ups and Prom Dresses" in southeast Albuquerque where people can come and drop off dresses. The drive takes place at Trinity Unity Methodist Church from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Send your prom pictures to the KOB morning team by emailing

KOB welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the rules of conduct set forth in our Terms of Use. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Use.

Join Our Email List

Form not appearing? Click Here.