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Hair Salon Owner Gives Away Prom Dresses

CATONSVILLE, Md. (WJZ) — It’s prom season, but finding the right prom dress may be difficult these days because of the tough economy.  The owner of a Catonsville hair salon is reaching out to young women in the area. 

Ron Matz reports on a prom dress giveaway that’s just the right fit.

Michal Tate needed a dress for her junior prom.  Her mom joined her at the Julebox Hair Spa, where owner Julie Felder is giving away prom dresses and drawing a crowd.

“You only wear a prom gown one time, so we said maybe if we can get some people to donate, we could help a whole lot of young ladies.  In this economy, people just don’t have it.  [We’re happy] just to give back and bless some other young ladies,” said Felder.  “Everyone donated.  I had a donation night at my church in Morningstar in Catonsville.  My clients and a lot of the employees and their families just gave back.”

Michal’s prom is just two weeks away.

“My mom told me about this place.  She heard about it on the radio.  It was hard to believe they’re giving away prom dresses because they’re so beautiful.  Everyone is so nice and genuine here; it’s been a great Saturday,” Tate said.

“It’s very nice.  It’s a blessed event for folks who can’t make ends meet and do the prom thing.  It’s a very nice goodwill gesture,” said Linda Tate.

The young women coming in Saturday have nearly 80 dresses to choose from.

“We’ve just helped so many young ladies.  I’m known to want to save the world — that’s what my husband tells me — but I believe that I can, one young lady at a time,” Felder said. 

Michal made her choice and she looks beautiful.

“I didn’t realize how much my daughter has blossomed and turned into a nice young lady.  She gets good grades and is very smart.  I was so suprised to see her fit that dress 100 percent.  I wasn’t ready for that.  I wanted my little girl back, but you can’t hold them too tight,” Linda Tate said.

Felder said if she still has some dresses after the prom season, she will continue the giveaway during May.

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  1. Theresa says:

    I love hearing this. God Bless everyone who donated prom dresses. We need more people in the world like this.

    1. Theresa says:

      Also God Bless the Hair Salon Owner for doing this.

  2. PAUL E. MICELLI says:

    FINALLY SOME GOOD NEWS ABOUT GOOD PEOPLE DOING GOOD THINGS. THE MEDIA CONSTANTLY HARPS ON NEGATIVE AND DEPRESSING ISSUES. THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS ALIVE AND DOING WELL IN THESE PEOPLE. TOO BAD EVERYONE (ESPECIALLY YOUNGER INDIVIDUALS) SHOULD LEARN A LESSON ABOUT GIVING, NOT TAKING ALL THE TIME AND HAVE THE MATURITY TO FOLLOW THESE EXAMPLES. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AND GOD BLESS EVERYONE WHO HAD A HAND IN THIS WORTHWHILE PROJECT FOR YOUNG LADIES.

  3. Daisy says:

    NIce to read some good news once in a while. God Bless Julebox! I remember buying my prom dress for $25 at Westview Mall in the 1986 because that was all I could afford as a kid. But it was beautiful and I felt like a princess. Everyone should have the opportunity to celebrate these milestones!

  4. Allie says:

    God Bless you Julebox Hair Spa (Julie Felder ) and all those who donated dress’s. I have to agree with previous comments…seems as tho all we hear anymore is bad news, this is so touching!!

  5. M.COLE says:

    One person gives hope to something so many came pass on……. I STILL HAVE HOPE IN PEOPLE….

  6. tammy d says:

    You know God is good all the time he has an angle and angles all over it is always a wounderful feeling to know and hear of the gifts to woman . The world is short commings and God will show he love and in others.

  7. deltasweetiepi says:

    There are good people in the world, we just do not hear about it as often. the media tends to thrive on negativity and the general public just buys into it.

  8. lynda says:

    Well done! There’s a salon in Ellicott City (next to C’ville) doing the same thing! Zen Head Salon – their event to collect dresses is this Friday.
    Friday, April 29 · 7:00pm – 10:00pm
    Zen Head Salon
    9065B Frederick Rd
    Ellicott City, Maryland

  9. dress1213 says:

    Almost all people have a prom dresses. so looking for a fashion fashion celebrity dress is very impotant .

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