High school social worker offers free prom dresses, suits for students
By News Staff
WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) – A social worker at Pilgrim High School in Warwick is helping students go to prom in style— without having to worry about the cost.
Last year, Heidi Fanion turned her office into "Heidi's Boutique", filled with colorful prom dresses of all sizes.
Fanion offers those dresses along with suits to students for free, no questions asked.
"Prom can be very expensive. Between tickets, dresses, hair, makeup and shoes, whatever the student chooses to wear,” she said. “I try to lessen the burden for them and offer them a free gown or suit."
While she has plenty of prom dresses to offer students, Fanion says suits are often harder to come by.
As of Monday, 12 gowns and 3 suits had been donated to students.
©WLNE-TV / ABC6 2019