Donating Casey’s Prom Dresses

By Dianne Anderson*

Casey’s senior prom, 2006

It’s been hard to let go of the many physical objects that represent our many loving memories of Casey – now her remaining prom dresses, which we just donated today.  We have the photos of Casey in those dresses and know that keeping them would not be something that she would want us to do. While in high school, Casey was part of a group of students who worked to donate dresses to less affluent school districts so that other girls could experience their prom, something they would otherwise have to forgo, because of financial constraints. Our donation is a small part in how we wish to carry on Casey’s legacy – to make this a world a better place.

We are grateful for the efforts of Philadelphia attorney, Maureen M. Farrell, a member of the Solo and Small Firm Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association, whom we did not know and who did not know of Casey’s story until we heard of her efforts in gathering prom dresses. Casey’s dresses will be among the many of those donated to Central High School in Philadelphia where the young women will be able to “shop” in preparation for their prom.

It warms my heart to know that other young women will feel as happy and as pretty as we know Casey did on that momentous high school event and  that Casey’s light will be shining down upon them.

[Note: Visit our photo gallery to view the many photo of Casey in her various prom dresses.]

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Dianne and Casey, Christmas 2006

*Dianne Anderson  is the mother of the late Casey Feldman and co-founder of The Casey Feldman Foundation.

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