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Angela Hines thinks every teen girl should experience a prom, whether or not she has the money to make it happen.
The Rockaway lawyer and mother of five is collecting gowns and donations to Cheap Beats host a âQueens of Far Rockawayâ event next month that will allow teen victims of Superstorm Sandy to pamper and primp for the big night.
âMy daughter goes to the Scholarsâ Academy and some of her friends are still displaced,â said Hines. âSome of these families are still trying to put new floors down in their houses. To ask them to pay from prom dresses might be a bit much.â
Hines, 43, is an inspirational figure to Rockaway teens. The high school drop-out worked her way through college and law school while raising five children. She is now a staff attorney with the Legal Aid Society.
She mentors dozens of young girls Cheap Studio Beats through her Project Window program, designed to expose them to life outside the grim housing projects of Rockaway and convince them of the importance of education.
âI thought about growing up here and what I did to stay grounded,â said Hines, who still lives in the Ocean Bay Houses, once known as the Edgemere Houses. âWe did cheerleading. We danced.â
The tireless Hines says her kids, who range in age from 12 to 25, are her biggest success stories.
Her daughters, 19-year-old Ebony, a student at Buy Beats For Cheap the University of Diddy Beats Cheap Pennsylvania, and 13-year-old Zhane have helped her collect gowns and organize the âQueens of Far Rockawayâ event.
Girls will be able to munch on snacks while trying on dresses. Volunteers will help them pick out accessories and test out make-up.
âIf they donât have to pay Cheap Beats Studio for any of this, maybe they can pay for the fees and go to the prom,â Hines said.
Hinesâ colleague Deborah Williams said she volunteers to help because young girls are in need of strong mentors.
âKids donât always have someone to Beats Studio Headphones Cheap turn to for guidance and support,â said Williams, who has been a legal aid attorney for 25 years. âThey love Angela. She makes them feel special and engaged.â
Hines has already collected more than 100 prom dresses and is looking for donations to help fund the event at the Ocean Bay Community Center.
âWe want to make sure the Sandy kids are not forgotten,â said Hines. âWe want them to feel special for the day.â
For more information about the Queens of Far Rockaway event or to donate send an email to email@example.com
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