Prom season is in full swing. And as limos are rented and dresses are altered, teens with disabilities want to be included, too.
So a group of Memphis, Tenn., churches arranged a black tie bash called the Memphis Joy Prom, complete with a red carpet, a makeup station, limos and tiaras for everyone. They had a prom dress donation drive in March, and a church member offered to cover tuxedo rentals from Men’s Warehouse, so the 110 attendees didn’t have to spend a dime.
“This was our first one, and it was unbelievable,” organizer Ashley Parks told ABCNews.com.
Parks said one parent sent a heartfelt note thanking her for loving her children “as much as God loves them.”
“We all cried over it,” she said. “It was one of many.”
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