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Iowa City community works together to give free prom dresses

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

Teenagers are getting some help with the perfect prom dress.

With prom season almost here, Iowa City Recycling along with several other groups are giving away free slightly-used dresses as part of Project Redress.

It's an effort to help high school students get free formal wear, accessories, handbags and more.

This year more than 180 dresses are available.

"It's not just about coming to pick out a dress, try it on and leave," said Iowa City recycling coordinator Jen Jordan. "A lot of the girls have hung out and played around and play dress up. There were a couple groups of girls that were here for a couple of hours."

The project's goal is to allow girls who wouldn't get dresses otherwise, get them for free, and to encourage buying second hand and to keep items out of the landfill.

If you missed it Saturday , you'll have another chance Sunday at the Iowa City Market Place at the former Sycamore Mall starting at 10 a.m.

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