An internet trend is providing prom dresses to teens in need


Mika Riddick, 19, of Glen Burnie, Maryland had her perfect in prom in 2016. She was reminiscing on her own prom night when an idea struck – she still had her dress…why not let someone else wear it?

Riddick knows that many young women are dealing with financial difficulties: “They’re paying a thousand college fees or maybe working overtime to give their paychecks to their families. These are all the things I’ve witnessed young women go through while I was in school. Or, honestly, there are just girls who are struggling to find a dress.”

Riddick’s kindess started a chain reaction when her tweet offering up her gown went viral. Tons of young girls are tweeting out photos of their dresses, hoping to lend them out to a girl in need. Some of the girls are also offering shoes and makeup artists as well.

Riddick lent out her dress to a high schooler who came to her house with her mom to try on the dress. It fit perfectly. She will be wearing it to her junior prom on April 28th.