For many girls, the cost of a high school homecoming or prom dress can be a financial burden, especially when college tuition looms less than a year away or if there are more pressing economic needs. That’s where the Sparkle Network steps in, with help from shareholder Becky Wilson and The Dobrusin Law Firm.
The Sparkle Network is a Metro Detroit 501 nonprofit that helps various causes through fundraisers and programs. Two of the organization’s signature events – the Prom Closet Project Tour and the Dress Into a Dream Homecoming Dress Sale – give young ladies the opportunity to wear beautiful designer dresses and gowns to their most memorable high school occasions at little or no cost. Because of the programs’ growing popularity, retailers across Michigan offer new crops of dresses each year. Proceeds are funneled back into subsequent years’ sales.
Inspired by the Sparkle Network and its founder Maureen Lietz, Becky sought a meaningful way for the firm to aid the cause – and she found it. The Dobrusin Law Firm has hosted multiple dress sales in our Downtown Pontiac office, including a Prom Closet Project sale last spring. It’s been another fitting way (no pun intended) to show our dedication to the local community.
Helping high school girls isn’t the only thing the Sparkle Network does. Among its other activities are childhood cancer awareness (including craft room hospital visits and spa days for “princesses” aged five to sixteen who are in treatment or remission), Girls Night Out shopping events, and the Sparkle Wrapped Tour comedy shows.
Although the 2022 school year is over, the Sparkle Network is preparing for the next round of homecoming and prom dress shoppers. Volunteers and donations are always welcome, and there are still schools and clothing stores that aren’t familiar with the Prom Closet Project Tour or the Dress Into a Dream Homecoming Dress Sale. For more information, please visit the Sparkle Network website and Facebook page, or contact Maureen Lietz at 248-840-8136 or firstname.lastname@example.org.