Residents of the Blackstone Valley are encouraged to support the Friends of Rachel Prom Closet by donating new or slightly used prom dresses and accessories, which will be distributed to students struggling to keep up with the various costs connected to prom. While the highest need is for prom dresses, residents are also invited to donate any new or slightly used suits, ties, cufflinks, and other accessories.
Donations can be dropped off between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. in the Main Entrance of Blackstone Valley Tech at 65 Pleasant Street in Upton. For more information, contact BVT Friends of Rachel Club Advisor Dawn Dubois at (508)-529-7758.
The Blackstone Valley Tech Friends of Rachel Club is a group of students inspired by a Rachel’s Challenge program presentation made at BVT during the 2010-11 school year. The program is named after Rachel Scott, who was the first person killed during the horrific massacre at Columbine High School in 1999. Her acts of kindness and compassion coupled with the contents of her personal diaries have become the foundation for the life-changing program which has had a profound effect on Valley Tech students. The Friends of Rachel Club formed as a means for the students to perpetuate the program’s positive message by practicing random acts of kindness.