When a New Orleans police officer learned that a relative couldn’t attend prom because of the price of a gown, she jumped into action.
Qiana Lewis, an officer with New Orleans’ fourth district, worked with her sorority, and they were able to collect more than 70 dresses for senior girls at the Algiers Charter Technological Academy.
She never wanted anyone to be left out because of the cost of a gown again.
The campaign was called “Dresses for Dreams.”
Not only were the girls provided with dresses, but Lewis was able to find volunteers to do their hair and makeup as well.
“It was just awesome. You just had to be there to see the faces on the girls,” Lewis said.