The COVID-19 pandemic canceled many proms in 2020 and 2021 but not this year. Although prom isn’t canceled, it is still expensive. Many families can not afford to send their child to the big dance. According to the most recent survey from Visa, American families spend an average of $919 on prom. “I never knew how I would be able to get a prom dress,” 15-year-old Golden Brown said.It’s a worry the teenager no longer has. Ignite Change, a social cause advertising agency is hosting a fashion show fundraiser to take away the burden of cost to send teenagers to prom.”We kind of take for granted how much our parents took care of for us. Shoes? No problem. Ticket? They’ll help. Dinner? They’ll help. A lot of youth in Milwaukee, that’s not an option,” Ignite Change founder Heather Perkins said.The first year for the Fash Up fashion show as 2019. That year the fundraiser helped send 50 teenagers to prom. The goal in 2022 is 80. This event is not just for girls; it also benefits boys. “I love making things happen for teenagers,” Perkins said. “Their smiles (are) absolutely my favorite reward.””Give a kid a chance to have a night to remember to have one of those memories that you’ll hold on to forever,” Golden said. The fashion show is sold out. However, people can donate funds to help a teen go to prom by texting “prom” to 414-432-0909.

The COVID-19 pandemic canceled many proms in 2020 and 2021 but not this year.

Although prom isn’t canceled, it is still expensive.

Many families can not afford to send their child to the big dance.

According to the most recent survey from Visa, American families spend an average of $919 on prom.

“I never knew how I would be able to get a prom dress,” 15-year-old Golden Brown said.

It’s a worry the teenager no longer has.

Ignite Change, a social cause advertising agency is hosting a fashion show fundraiser to take away the burden of cost to send teenagers to prom.

“We kind of take for granted how much our parents took care of for us. Shoes? No problem. Ticket? They’ll help. Dinner? They’ll help. A lot of youth in Milwaukee, that’s not an option,” Ignite Change founder Heather Perkins said.

The first year for the Fash Up fashion show as 2019.

That year the fundraiser helped send 50 teenagers to prom. The goal in 2022 is 80.

This event is not just for girls; it also benefits boys.

“I love making things happen for teenagers,” Perkins said. “Their smiles (are) absolutely my favorite reward.”

“Give a kid a chance to have a night to remember to have one of those memories that you’ll hold on to forever,” Golden said.

The fashion show is sold out.

However, people can donate funds to help a teen go to prom by texting “prom” to 414-432-0909.