An online campaign has been launched to raise money for a group of Detroit students so they can celebrate prom with their classmates.
The 25 charter school students simply cannot afford clothing to attend the event. So several adults launched the campaign on Indiegogo.
So far they’ve raised $628, towards a goal of $2,000. The deadline for the program is Friday.
Nick Tobier, a University of Michigan School of Art and Design teacher and a board member with the charter school, set up the Indiegogo campaign with his wife, Rebekah Modrak. His university students have been collaborating on projects with DCH students since 2009. Together, some of them even started their own screen printing enterprise, DCH Apparel.
Tobier, who is active at the charter school several days a week, has known some of the graduating seniors since the ninth grade. He describes them as incredible young people, but said some of their families are struggling just to get by.
“I grew up in New York. I was nervous about who to ask to go to prom, but I never paused to think about affording clothes,” he told The Huffington Post.
A very nice gesture!
Hopefully these young people raise enough money to have the memorable Prom night they deserve.
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