Northwestern Social Work Department seeks dress donations for annual event

January 19, 2018

Primp for Prom is seeking dress donations for their events in March.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Department of Social Work and Woodward High School Key Club are joining forces once again to look for donations of formal dresses, jewelry and shoes.

“Primp for Prom” is an annual spring event held in Woodward for Northwest Tri-State area high school students to pick out a formal dress and accessories at no charge. This year’s event will take place on Thursday, March 8, from 1 to 7 p.m. and Friday, March 9, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Woodward High School practice gym. The practice gym is located at 13th Street and Downs Avenue in Woodward

“The Northwestern Department of Social Work is always honored to sponsor the primp for prom’s enchanted closet,” said Dr. Kylene Rehder, social work department chair and associate professor of social work. “We are thrilled with the opportunity to provide gorgeous dresses to area high school students so they can attend their important benchmark events and banquets in style. The success of this event relies on the generosity of others, therefore we are so grateful to our donors.”

Students will be able to choose from all sizes, styles and colors that are donated. A fitting room also will be available for trying on dresses.

To donate in the Woodward area, contact Rehder at or Anjanette Laverty at (580) 256-2858.  Dresses can be dropped off at Woodward High School at 13th and Downs Avenue in Woodward.

To donate in Alva, please contact Janet Valencia, secretary for the Department of Social Work and Division of Business, at, and to donate in Enid, please contact Jennifer Pribble, assistant professor of social work, at


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