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Teen-run nonprofit seeking donations, volunteers for prom attire giveaway

Items contributed to 1Closet to be given to teens in need at March event

Tri-Valley teen-run nonprofit 1Closet is now hosting a donation drive for prom attire, to be distributed for free to teenagers in need, according to the organizers.

The donations will be given out during 1Closet's Eastbay Dressday on the March 3-4 weekend in front of the Safeway at the Alamo Plaza Shopping Center, 200 Alamo Plaza.

The organization is currently seeking both donations and volunteers for the event.

Donation-wise, they are looking for prom dresses, accessories and shoes for young women, and tuxedos, suits, shirts, ties and dress shoes for men. Donations are now being accepted and can be delivered to the Pleasanton Hyatt House, 4545 Chabot Drive.

For the Dressday event itself, they are seeking donations of dress racks and decor, volunteers to help set up and create dressing rooms and an inviting atmosphere, and local businesses who might be able to donate "extras," like makeup tips, hairstyling and spray tans.

Interested volunteers or local businesses can contact 1Closet via email at info.1.closet@gmail.com.

1Closet was founded in 2011 by Oakland teen Laura Graham, and has been carried forward by Alamo sisters Carly and Riley Glasson.

Carly Glasson, a sophomore at San Ramon Valley High School in Danville, currently serves as the director. Riley Glasson, now in college, received the Pleasanton Weekly's Tri-Valley Heroes Rising Star Award in 2014 in part because of her 1Closet leadership.

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