DETROIT/April 3, 2019 – Comerica Bank will launch its third annual Prom Dress Drive benefiting Hope Closet beginning on Monday, April 8 and continuing through Friday, April 26. Eleven different Comerica Bank locations throughout the metro Detroit area will collect new or gently-used dresses.
Additionally, participating Comerica locations will also accept accessories such as jewelry, shoes, purses and wraps.
Comerica will provide the donated dresses and accessories to Hope Closet, which provides young women with the opportunity to attend special high school events with a dress of their choice regardless of financial constraints or limitations.
"Hope Closet would not be successful without the outstanding support of Comerica Bank,” said Whitney Drake, founder and president of Hope Closet. “Through dress donations, funding and employee volunteers, Comerica has been a true partner in making southeast Michigan prom dreams come true."
Over the past two years, Comerica has donated nearly 2,500 dresses to Hope Closet in support of the event.
“Knowing we are creating special memories for students by helping them get access to dresses is rewarding,” said Monica L. Martinez, senior vice president of external affairs for Comerica Bank. “Hope Closet has provided those opportunities to hundreds of young people, and we proudly support the work Whitney Drake and the numerous volunteers do for so many. This would not be possible if not for the generous donations made by both individuals and other sources, including bridal shops. We thank those who have contributed and hope to deliver another great year of making the prom a special and memorable experience.”
The following Comerica Bank locations will accept donations:
Comerica Banking Centers
About Comerica Bank
Comerica Bank, a subsidiary of Comerica Incorporated, has served Michigan longer than any other bank with a continuous presence dating back 170 years to its Detroit founding in 1849. It is the largest bank employer in metro Detroit and has more than 4,800 employees (FTE) statewide. With one of the largest banking center networks in Michigan, Comerica nurtures lifelong relationships with unwavering integrity and financial prudence. Comerica positively impacts the lives of Michigan residents by helping customers be successful, providing financial support that assists hundreds of charitable organizations, and actively participating in Detroit’s downtown revitalization. Comerica Incorporated (NYSE: CMA) is a financial services company strategically aligned by three business segments: The Business Bank, The Retail Bank, and Wealth Management. Follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Comerica and Twitter @ComericaBank.
About Hope Closet
Hope Closet in a non-profit organization in the greater Detroit area working to provide young women with the opportunity to attend high school events with a dress of their choice. Founded in 2003, Hope Closet hosts a prom boutique for one week every year. Hope Closet staffs more than 250 volunteers and receives an average of 300 donations each year. Since 2003, more than 4,000 young women in the Detroit area have been sent to prom with a dress from Hope Closet. To find us on Facebook, please visit https://www.facebook.com/HopeCloset/.