The Stoneridge Shopping Center and Prom Dress Pop Up, a local nonprofit organization, are offering teens in need an opportunity to choose a dress for an upcoming prom or dance, along with shoes and other accessories, all for free.

“For many teens, shopping for a school dance is a rite of passage. We’re excited to help give teens that may not get to go to the mall a real shopping experience,” said Michele Osgood, the shopping center’s director of marketing.

Stoneridge Shopping Center and Prom Dress Pop Up have collected more than 200 dresses. Dresses, shoes and accessories are still being collected and can be dropped off at Simon Guest Services at the shopping center.

Teens who sign up will be able to try on and choose a dress for free at the shopping center from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on March 14, 15, 21 or 22. Teens interested in scheduling an appointment should send an email to promdresspopup@gmail.com or go to www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f4baaab229-prom2.

The local Prom Dress Pop Up nonprofit was started by Carly Glasson, a graduate of San Ramon Valley High School in Danville, California, and the 2019 recipient of the Simon Youth Foundation scholarship, awarded to students within 50 miles of a Simon property. Her commitment to the community inspired the Simon-owned Stoneridge Shopping Center to get involved.