Proms are just around the corner, and a New Haven organization is working to help girls find the perfect dress for free.

“We established the event because we noticed that there are many adolescent teens within the city and in the state of Connecticut who were unable to attend prom because of the cost of prom dresses,” explained Khalilah Abdulrahim with Project Hope CT.

A night that is supposed to be filled with all things pretty can also cost a pretty penny. That’s where Project Hope CT comes in.

“Free prom dresses, free shoes and accessories for students,” added Abdulrahim.

Dresses are donated by strangers, community groups and a long list of sponsors that help make prom night sparkle for hundreds of girls.

“I remember last year I went to the shop when the girls were trying on their dresses,” said sponsor Clementina Yazdani. “It was heart-touching to see them try on the gown and they are so excited and not to have to worry there was a price attached to the dress.”

Project Hope CT is located in The Shops at Yale in downtown New Haven from April 7th until the 28th.

“They can just come,” Adbulrahim explained. “They just need their school ID or school report card.”