Giggey Girl Gowns, which is named after 17-year-old Kassidy Giggey, started last year when the high school junior realized just how pricey prom attire could be.
"I was looking for prom dresses and quickly noticed they were quite expensive. As I continued to talk to a lot of my friends, they were having the same problem so I wanted to start something where people could come to get dresses for free," she said.
So, Giggey put her faith to the test and leaned on Bible verses such as "Ask and it'll be given to you,” found in Mathew 7:7, when requesting used dresses and formal wear from family, friends and complete strangers.
"We had two donations this year of 20 dresses from one person," said Giggey. "It is amazing how much the community comes out when they understand there is a need."
Giggey Girl Gowns has now received over 300 donations ranging in sizes from small to 8XL.
"Everything here is free, and it is for any occasion. We have people come in for tuxes, jewelry, shoes and wedding dresses."
Those in need of formal wear can browse the inventory available at Giggey Girl Gowns on Sundays 1 to 3 p.m. at the Community of Christ Church from now until June 10.