Teachers create "Hope Chest" so kids can go to the prom

When teachers at Hearne High School in Hearne, Texas realized a lot of students weren’t planning to attend their prom, they got concerned. And when they found out it was because the teens and their families didn’t have enough money for formal attire, they decided to do something about it.

Teachers put out a call to the community for donations of dresses and suits and they’re calling it the Hope Chest. So far, they’ve gotten 53 dresses and five suits, just in time for the big dance. Not only will these fancy duds give needy students something to wear to prom, the teachers want the Hope Chest to provide them with dresses and suits for events like homecoming, award ceremonies, graduation, and job and scholarship interviews.

"We're modeling the act of charity and we are teaching our students what it looks like," explains teacher Amanda Montgomery-Puryear. "I think that's something we still need - and something we've kind of lost in modern times."

Source: The Eagle

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