Just another underreported selfless good deed performed by the NYPD…#BlueLivesRock

For one day only, NYPD stood for New York Prom Dresses.

Two city community affairs detectives collected nearly 400 gowns — along with heels, fancy purses and jewelry — before a Saturday giveaway to girls from needy families.

Dozens of teens lined up at the High School for Law Enforcement and Public Safety in Jamaica, Queens, where the “Prom Impact” event was held.

Laurie Hernandez, 17, was one of many teens who picked out a prom dress from the nearly 400 outfits collected by two NYPD detectives.
Laurie Hernandez, 17, was one of many teens who picked out a prom dress from the nearly 400 outfits collected by two NYPD detectives.

“We realized the girls here never went to their proms, because they couldn’t afford to buy prom dresses,” said Detective Tanya Duheney. “So for me to bring this to these girls is a thrill for me.”

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Michele Mondesir, 14, who picked up a bejeweled royal blue dress once owned by the cop, also was thrilled.

“It felt like she was my twin, because we both like royal blue,” said the delighted teen. “I just love prom.”

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Applause and cheers filled the school gym as each potential prom queen emerged from a dressing room wearing her new gown.

For entire story: NYDaily

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