'You only get one prom:' Nonprofit donates prom dresses to teens in need

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A local nonprofit is giving away free prom dresses to Long Islanders in need.

The group, Women Of Integrity, set up shop in the recreation center at Kennedy Memorial Park in Hempstead to give out donated dresses to those who might not be able to buy one themselves.

Every girl gets to pick out two dresses, one for prom and one for graduation. And to top it off, they get two pairs of shoes -- all for free.

A DJ played music so the girls could shop to a beat and a makeup artist helped them with beauty tips so they look their best for the big night.

"I was so anxious because prom, it's a big event," says Alyssa Furline. "You only get one high school prom in your life, and this one is mine."

This is the ninth year Women Of Integrity has held the Prom Dress Giveaway.

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