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The ninth annual Gowns 4 Prom charity event will be held form 3 to 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday on the stage of Shea’s Performing Arts Center in downtown Buffalo.

This year’s effort spearheaded by Colvin Cleaners has resulted in the collection of more than 4,000 gently used gowns, which can be picked up for free at Shea’s. Over the past eight years, Gowns 4 Prom has given out more than 5,000 dresses and expects to give out 1,000 this year. On-site alterations at Shea’s are avaialable.

A schedule for Buffalo schools has been posted on the Colvin Cleaners Facebook page to let parents know when to bring their children to Shea’s. Enter through the Pearl Street stage entrance.

Gowns still can be donated at Colvin Cleaners, 2375 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore, or at any Goodwill store in Western New York.

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