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Comerica Bank hosts community Prom Dress Drive to benefit Hope Closet
Nonprofit provides free formal dresses and accessories to girls in need

For the second consecutive year, Comerica will partner with local nonprofit organization Hope Closet to provide high school students with prom dresses and accessories for their special dances. Ten Comerica Bank locations across metro Detroit will collect new or gently used formal dresses March 19 through April 6.  This is the second Prom Dress Drive Comerica Bank has held in partnership with Hope Closet, which provides more than 500 dresses each year to young women, no matter their financial status.

“For 15 years, we’ve helped provide thousands of girls the opportunity to attend special school events like prom,” said Whitney Drake, founder and president of Hope Closet. “The generosity of the community and partners like Comerica help us build self-confidence through a special experience they may never have otherwise.”

Accessories such as jewelry, shoes, purses and wraps will also be accepted. The community donated more than 1,600 dresses and 100 pairs of shoes last year during the first Comerica Prom Dress Drive.

“Missing out on high school memories because of financial status is something no teenage girl should face,” said Monica L. Martinez, senior vice president of external affairs for Comerica Bank. “So, as you’re cleaning out your closets for spring, consider donating your new or gently used formal dresses to help local young women make these precious memories.”

Donations will be accepted at the following locations:

  • Michigan-American Road ­– 16150 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI 48126

  • Comerica Bank Auburn Hills Operations Center – 3501 Hamlin Rd., Auburn Hills, MI 48326

  • Comerica Bank Center – 411 W. Lafayette, Detroit, MI 48226

  • Fisher-St. Paul Banking Center – 415 Fisher Rd., Grosse Pointe, MI 48230

  • Harper-Grossedale – 30200 Harper Rd., St. Clair Shores, MI 48082

  • Livonia Operations Center – 39200 W. 6 Mile, Livonia, 48152

  • Northville Banking Center – 129 E. Main St., Northville, MI 48167

  • Oaktec – 3551 Hamlin Rd. Auburn Hills, MI 48326

  • Telegraph-Long Lake – 3910 Telegraph Rd., Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302

  • Woodward-14 Mile – 33101 Woodward Ave., Birmingham, MI 48009

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About Comerica Bank

Comerica Bank is a subsidiary of Comerica Incorporated. Since its founding in Detroit in 1849, Comerica Bank has been making a positive difference in the lives of Michigan residents, helping its customers be successful and providing financial assistance to help charitable organizations meet their diverse goals. From its multi-million-dollar restoration of Comerica Bank Center to its naming rights agreement for Comerica Park to its sponsorship of Little Caesar’s Arena and the Comerica Players Club to its naming rights partnership for the Comerica Gridiron Club and Suites at The New Ford Field, Comerica continues to be an active participant 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. Comerica focuses on relationships, and helping people and businesses be successful. To find us on Facebook, please visit Follow us on Twitter at @ComericaCares. 

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