For the seventh year, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy partnered with the Pasadena Salvation Army to collect prom dresses for the annual “Cherished Memories” campaign, which provides prom dresses to local disadvantaged high school girls. During the week of March 9-13, students at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy collected 163 dresses for the campaign.
“As a school community, it gives us great joy to share our blessings with other high school girls and provide them with the opportunity to attend prom and create meaningful memories,” said sophomore (and participant) Sloan Elmassian.
This year’s campaign included a competition among the classes to see who could donate the most dresses. During the week of collection it appeared the sophomore class was a sure winner, but the seniors stepped up their game on the last day to nearly exceed the sophomore’s donations. As generous as the seniors were, the sophomore class prevailed donating four more dresses than the seniors and also earning a free dress day.
Sophomore class president Samantha Cremer and Elmassian presented the dresses to the Salvation Army on behalf of Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy.
“It makes me especially proud of my sophomore classmates who recognize how important it is to be generous and serve the needs of others,” said Cremer.
Contributing to the success of the campaign was chairperson Robin Elmassian and many dedicated volunteers including Sandra Dasaad-Farac, Elizabeth Valdivia, Carla DeLaTorre, Mary Minassians, Laura Leyva, Shab Caley, Shannon Ruder, Colette McCreary, Monica Yeh, Grace Galanto, Toni Garcia, Michele Marquez, Dana Burnham and Sue Gray.
The Dress Collection Campaign was sponsored by the FSHA Parents’ Guild.