Priceless Gown Project Celebrates 15th Anniversary


The Priceless Gown Project Prom Dress Giveaway returns to Baltimore for its 15th year to continue granting prom dreams for area high school junior and senior girls on Sunday, March 31, 2019 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lord Baltimore Hotel located at 20 W Baltimore Street in Baltimore City. The free event takes place during Women’s History Month and focuses on uplifting and supporting young women to recognize the power, intellect and beauty within themselves to overcome obstacles, resolve issues, maintain a healthy lifestyle and change the world.

The Priceless Gown Project Prom Dress Giveaway incorporates several fun activities and the participation of many volunteers including area Pageant Queens, guest speakers, entertainers and resource vendors. Inspirational and empowering information will be presented this year by Amber Miller, WBFF Fox 45 (Host); Mama Key, “The Rap Game Season 2” produced by Jermaine Dupri (Motivational Speaker); Sage Sarai, Brown Girls Do Ballet Ambassador 2018 (Performer); Pageant Queens Brittany Dorsey (Miss Morgan State University 2018-2019), Michaela Smith (Teen Miss Baltimore 2019), Laura Singer (2019 Royal International Miss International Role Model), and more. The hottest mainstream music will be played by the talented DJ Tiara LaNiece of DTLR Radio.

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A team of experienced Makeup Artists, Glam Gurus, will provide outreach services of beauty, skincare, and self-esteem along with complimentary makeup demos of eyes and lips for the girls to enjoy after they choose their prom attire.

The Priceless Gown Project is an organization that empowers and enlightens young women to strive for excellence via events, workshops and community service. One of their long-standing events is providing free prom dresses for hundreds of girls in the Maryland and District of Columbia area.

Admission is free on a first come, first serve basis, however, early arrival is suggested due to the limited quantity and sizes of inventory. The Priceless Gown Project offers a unique shopping experience where students have time to review a large inventory of new and gently used donated gowns, try them on in the dressing room area and depart with the gown of their choice for absolutely no cost.

Local Maryland and District of Columbia high school juniors and seniors with proof of current school enrollment are eligible to attend the Priceless Gown Project Prom Dress Giveaway. Students must present a valid school ID card, a letter from their principal or guidance counselor, or current report card to prove current enrollment in high school. The Priceless Gown Project currently relies on the honesty of the students to verify financial need.

Baltimore High School Student

Baltimore High School Student

“Our goal is to not only provide each young lady with the prom gown of their dreams, but to also give them an awesome experience that will inspire, empower and change their lives for the better,” said Catonya Lester, president of the organization.

The Priceless Gown Project Prom Dress Giveaway is sponsored and supported by several philanthropic organizations and businesses in Maryland and abroad to include: Empowering Minds of Maryland’s Youth, McCormick, Organization of Hope,, 92Q Radio One, Crystal’s Bridal And Tuxedo, Luster’s Hair Care, Flirt Cosmetics, LDJ Expressions, Musa’s Organics, Shuttle Me Limo and more.

Students are strongly encouraged to pre-register at events. We are currently accepting donations of prom gowns, shoes, jewelry and accessories. View more details and the donations protocol at