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Today is: October 31, 2014

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Mom continues late daughter's dress legacy
2013-04-18

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Hadassah honors group
2013-04-16

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Opening Becca's Closet
2013-04-03

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New crop of girls grateful for fashions in Becca's Closet
2013-03-17


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Centenary students collect prom dresses for Becca's Closet
2013-03-10

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Saying yes to the dress at Becca's Closet
2013-02-25

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Cape Elizabeth students filling the closet
2012-11-07

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Local girls receive dresses from Becca's Closet
2012-10-08

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Special needs students groove at prom
2012-06-08

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Picturing the Perfect Prom
2012-05-06

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Barry Tech Students Collect 485 Gowns for Prom Dress Drive
2012-05-01

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Becca's Closet adds 700 dresses to its inventory
2012-04-25

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Becca's Closet hopes to make prom dreams come true
2012-04-08

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Becca's Closet brings prom dreams to life
2012-03-31

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Immaculate Heart STudent Brings Prom Dresses to Girls in Need
2012-03-29

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Every girl needs a Cinderella moment
2012-03-26

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FTHS Becca's Closet Makes Prom Dreams Come True
2012-03-12

Prom is one of the most memorable moments in a young girl’s life. The Freehold Township High School’s (FTHS) chapter of Becca’s Closet wants to make this prom even more special by making over 150 gorgeous gowns available for girls in nee...
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Prom Looks on a Budget The Des Moines Register
2012-03-08

With the cost of prom spiraling close to $1,000, according to Visa Inc., many area families and teens are looking for ways to lower the price tag....
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FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL’S CHAPTER OF BECCA’S CLOSET MAKES PROM DREAMS COME TRUE FOR GIRLS IN NEED
2012-03-08

(Englishtown, NJ) - Prom is one of the most memorable moments in a young girl’s life. The Freehold Township High School’s (FTHS) chapter of Becca’s Closet wants to make this prom even more special by making over 150 gorgeous gowns availa...
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Becca's Closet to offer free formal dresses for teens in need
2012-03-07

ROCKFORD (WREX) -

Saturday marks the opening of Becca's Closet, a boutique that collects and distributes formalwear free of charge to young women who would not otherwise be able...
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YourAlaskaLink.com Becca's Closet Prom Dress Donations
2012-03-05

The untimely death of a generous teen has led to nation wide prom dress donations.    

High school student, Rebecca Kirtman, began collecting prom dresses for teens who coul...
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Local Students Invited to Free Prom Dress Party in Portsmouth
2012-03-03

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Tennessean.com: Becca's Closet offers help for Prom Night
2012-03-01

Do you know a high school girl needing help with prom expenses? Becca's Closet can help....
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Tiverton-LittleComptonPatch: Tiverton's Becca's Closet Chapter Holding Prom Dress Party
2012-03-01

Tiverton High School student Kate Karzenski reports that the Becca's Closet chapter has more than 500 affordable prom dresses for all girls in Rhode Island....
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WL the trumpet online: Roger Hall leads prom dress drive
2012-02-21

High school prom is one of the most important milestones in many girls’ lives. It’s a time filled with date finding, new hairstyles, getting make-up done, and prom dress shopping....
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Nooga.com: Free prom dresses to be distributed at South Chattanooga Recreation Center
2012-02-15

Attending high school prom is a rite of passage for many.

But for many teens in the greater Chattanooga area, it can be an awkward and embarrassing time during the school year, trying to invent excuses for why they won't be going.

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The Spartan Chronicals-my.hsj.org: Becca's Closet Provides Prom Princess Dreams
2012-02-13

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KTVZ, Bend: Becca's Closet Opens as Proms Approach
2012-01-12

Becca’s Closet loans formal wear to any student in Central Oregon for various formal school functions. Bend’s Community Center (BCC) sponsors the Central Oregon chapter of national Becca&r...
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Tracy High School: Girls find hope in Becca's Closet
2011-12-01

Two girls walk into Becca’s Closet. Inside is a room full of dresses priced between $300-$700 dollars. One of them is looking for a dress to wear for Gi...
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Colgate Her Campus: Becca's Closet Dress Collection!
2011-11-18

Come to the COOP TV Room from 7:00pm to 9:00pm on Sunday, November 27th and from 2:00pm to 4:00pm on Monday, November 28th to donate dresses for Becca's Closet!...
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TeamAble Blog: Becca's Closet
2011-11-09

Becca's Closet provides formal attire to high school students who otherwise would not be able to attend their pro...
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Living a Brighter Life: Becca's Closet
2011-10-10

While I was cleaning the closet yesterday, I found a few things from my past that have been in the closet gathering dust....
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Pocono Record: Antlers of East Stroudsburg Elks honor work of Becca's Closet volunteers
2011-06-28

Megan Kavanaugh, center, and Nia Rametta of Pocono Mountain East High School recently were presented the Teenager of the Month award...
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Bay City Times Letters-Letter: Donated dresses helped make school dances special for many girls
2011-06-22

I would like to thank all who donated dresses and their time to Becca’s Closet this year....
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Newsday: Schooled in the art of diplomacy
2011-06-09

Since Alana Fogel was a little girl, she's dreamed about her senior prom. Last month - thanks to her help - dozens of other Long Island girls saw their dreams come true as well....
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Tiverton High School Senior Makes Prom Affordable
2011-05-20

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NeighborNewspapers.com-Prom Dress Drive makes Big Impact on Community
2011-05-11

Lithia Springs, GA – Attending the Senior Prom is an event that most teenage girls look forward to as they end their high school years, and thanks to the efforts of Ladies In Waiting, Inc, more than 70 girls were able to participate in this once...
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Becca's Closet opens doors for teens in need of dresses
2011-05-07

By Anthony Cave
The Miami Herald
“Drive safe,” Jay Kirtman tells customers after they leave his store. Kirtman and his wife, Pam, carry on their daughter’s legacy through Becca’s Closet, one of 90 chapters across 34 s...
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Seattle Gals: help a girl dazzle on prom night
2011-04-25

It's a rite of passages for young women in the Seattle area, one that many have been looking forward to from the time they were little girls-- the magical ritual of getting dressing up for prom night....
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Aimee Teegarden and Thomas McDonell: From the Grove to Glendale
2011-04-25

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Good Day Atlanta, Road Warrior: Becca's Closet
2011-04-13

Thank you Fox 5, Atlanta!!
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Becca's Closet of Monroe County helps 50 girls fulfill prom dream
2011-04-11

By MARIA SCHRAMM
Community News Writer
April 02, 2011
You've seen the cheesy, but oh so endearing, teenage movie where the
young girl walks into the auditorium for her prom and the entire room
grows quiet because her cla...
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Becca's Closet Offers Donated Prom Dresses
2011-03-27

Prom season is just around the corner, and one group in Monroe County is making sure every girl is ready for the big night....
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Pocono Mountain East junior runs nonprofit for students who need dresses for prom
2011-03-24

Nia Rametta, 16, of Stroudsburg, is worried about more than what she's wearing to prom this year.<...
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E.C. Glass High School collects prom dresses for teens
2011-03-16

At E.C. Glass High School in Lynchburg, a room that used to hold textbooks is slowly filling up with prom dresses.
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Nonprofit, consignment sale help girls find affordable dresses Read more: The Marietta Daily Journal - Nonprofit consignment sale help girls find affordable dresses
2011-03-14

KENNESAW - Over the weekend, as chauffeured vehicles dropped off dapper Walton High School students at the entrance to the dazzling Carlos Hellenic Community Center in north Atlanta at their annual junior/senior prom, the glitz and glamour were difficu...
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Prom Dress Drive
2011-03-10

Lithia Springs, GA – Ladies In Waiting, Inc. partners with Becca’s Closet to Encourage the Donation of Formal Dresses to those in need....
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MONEY SAVING IDEAS / MARY HANCE / MS. CHEAP:
2011-03-10

Ms. Cheap told us about a unique program that collects donated prom dresses and gives them to girls who need them, hosted by Becca's Closet and First Baptist Church of Fairview.

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Millburn Teens Collect Prom Dresses for Less Fortunate
2011-03-07

When spring rolls around and high school girls start thinking about the prom, most don’t stop to think about other girls who can’t afford a prom dress. But Lily Orlan and Emma Fried aren’t like most high school girls.

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Models work the catwalk at Becca's Closet Fashion Show
2011-03-05

Models showed what dresses Becca's Closet has to offer at a fashion show Saturday at CherryVale Mall.

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Prom Dress Giveaway
2011-03-05

Three young women help bring a smile to other teens just in time for prom season.

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Students line up for 4th Annual Prom Closet
2011-03-05

Kayla Clark fell in love Saturday. Not with a guy, but with a dress.

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NHS teacher continues ongoing quest to make prom special event for all
2011-03-04

It’s been the mission of Newton Senior High School teacher Kelly Tremel for years now. She’s working to ensure all high school girls feel special on the night of their prom.

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Local Becca's Closet site designed to ease girls', parents' prom woes
2011-03-01

Prom season has officially arrived as the date is set for April 30 and Fairview area high school girls are desperately in search of the perfect prom dress - and Becca’s Closet may be answer if finances are already stretched.

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Fairview: Becca's closet makes prom dreams come true
2011-02-28

It's almost prom time and all the young ladies are searching for a pretty prom dress. That's where Becca's Closet comes in.

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Baraboo teen earns national award
2011-02-26

Casey Carignan just wanted to make a difference. Now the 18-year-old is making news.

Carignan's work will be featured in a 30-second segment that will air on Lifetime Television.

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'Becca's Closet' transforms teens into princesses
2011-02-02

Every girl should feel like a princess on prom night.

The local chapter of Becca's Closet is working to make that happen, according to Baraboo High School graduate Casey Carignan, one of the charity's founders.

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Sorority collecting dresses to help girls attend prom
2011-02-01

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Becca's Closet opens doors for winter formals
2010-11-24

Hey, Cinderella! Have you paged your fairy godmother or found that the mice ran low on money to finish your dress? Well, you're in luck because Becca's Closet has your gown waiting for you!
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St. Paul's UCC reaches out to high school girls
2010-11-24

Fall homecoming is over, winter homecoming is just around the corner and prom will be here before you know it. In these difficult financial times the cost of formal gowns for such events can be prohibitive for many families.
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Disadvantaged girls can go to prom in style, thanks to group
2010-05-27

Queens teenagers unable to afford the often hefty price tags that come with prom dresses received a helping hand in Bayside last weekend.


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Nonprofit turns girls into princesses for a night
2010-05-21

High schools are in the midst of end-of-the-year festivities, and for some students it is an endless calendar of dollar signs. Money for senior trip, money for graduation and, most important for senior girls, money for prom....
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Young cancer patients find freedom at `prom night'
2010-05-02

Published: Saturday, March 21, 2009 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, March 20, 2009 at 6:34 p.m.
Centenary College fashion students launch Becca's Closet community service initiative
2009-03-23

Warren Reporter - Warren,NJ,USA
Becca's Closet is named after Rebecca "Becca" Kirtman, a 16-year-old who passed away in an automobile accident in 2003. Becca launched a dress drive in her ...
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Becca's Closet Makes Prom a Better Fit
2009-03-19

While some students will spend hundreds on prom dresses, many others can't afford such an expense.

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Maui News: Becca's Closet Has Last
2009-03-18

PUKALANI - Becca's Closet at King Kekaulike High School has given away more than 60 prom dresses, suits and tuxedos so far, and it will open its doors for a final "shopping day" Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.

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Becca's Closet in East Stroudsburg helps girls go to prom in style
2009-03-18

"Prom is one of the biggest memories in high school and everyone should be able to enjoy it without the constant worry of the expenses," said Nicole Grimaldi, East Stroudsburg Chapter Organizer of Becca's Closet. "No one should be embarrass...
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Celebrate Prom Lite
2009-03-09

Visions of a prom night like the ones in the movies, like on TV, like in the magazines, could tumble into heartbreaking collision over coming months with economic realities that see families straining to pay for even rent and grocer...
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Better Mornings Atlanta CBS
2009-03-09

Corrina Allen, of CBSAtlanta features Becca's Closet on Better Mornings Atlanta....
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Becca's Closet in Around Wellington Magazine
2009-03-01

There are people who have spent such a short time on this earth, yet have made such a profound impact on so many lives. Rebecca Kirtman was one of those people.......
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Girl Scouts hold Ball in El Portal
2009-02-20

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Becca's Closet Offers Girls Prom Dresses
2009-02-19

Prom season is just around the corner, and Becca’s Closet is again able to help local girls who can’t afford new dresses.

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Free formalwear can be found at Beccas Closet
2009-02-05

PUKALANI - Free prom formalwear will be available Saturday, when King Kekaulike High School's Becca's Closet will hold its second shopping day of the year from 9 a.m. to noon.

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Donating prom dress could let a girl realize her dream
2009-02-03

For most girls, high school prom is a chance to dress up and spend a fun evening having with friends. ...
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'Fairy Prom Mothers' to again grant area girls' wishes
2009-01-23

It won't be too long before it's prom season again, and Brenda Randolph's "Fairy Prom Mothers" will be back in business....
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Dressing students in formal attire
2008-12-09

Through the national organization, Becca’s Closet, Hillary’s Dream was started for Union High School students

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Charity gives students opportunity to experience prom
2008-12-05

Prom is one of the oldest high sch...
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In tough economy, schools downsize homecoming dances
2008-11-20

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Like girls sifting through dresses at Macy's, the teens milled through aisles of sparkling pastel- and florescent-hued homecoming gowns, stepping into dressing rooms to try them on and then modelin...
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Dresses receive new life at Becca's Closet
2008-10-24

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - Sometimes, all it takes is a new dress to make a girl feel special especially when she's heading to homecoming or the prom.

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Organizations, events, retailers share interest in economical homecoming wear
2008-10-03

These days it's not just the cost of a dress for the homecoming dance that has parents dreading the dent the big event will make in their pocketbook.

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Becca's Closet: Prom Dresses For Those Who Can't Afford Them
2008-09-03

Don't miss your school prom because you can't afford a dress. There is an organization that is looking to help you......
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Make room for back to school by donating your prom dress
2008-08-11

Tired of your closet overflowing with the glitter and flu" from last year’s prom season? Need a way to make room for all those fabulous back-t...
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Upper Eastside rehab center holds clean prom
2008-06-08

Were it not for the woman he calls "Ms. Cheryl," Michael Ford could have missed his chance to enjoy a high school prom.

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UPPER EASTSIDE: Upper Eastside rehab center holds clean prom
2008-06-08

Were it not for the woman he calls "Ms. Cheryl," Michael Ford could have missed his chance to enjoy a high school prom.

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TIGHT TIMES FOR STUDENTS SOME CAN'T AFFORD PROMS,
2008-05-02

Mallory Yohannan, 17, a color guard at Stoneman Douglas High School, spent the past three summers touring the country with a world-ranked drum corps.

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Bay Bity nonprofit offers free prom dresses to those who can't afford one
2008-03-24

It's the highlight of the school social season - prom.

While many girls and their moms are spending days looking for that special dress......
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Bay City nonprofit offers free prom dresses to those who can't afford one
2008-03-24

It's the highlight of the school social season - prom.

While many girls and their moms are spending days looking for that special dress, there a...
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Belle of the ball... on a budget
2008-03-18

As prom season approaches, students and parents alike are faced with some serious concerns: finding a date, renting a limousine, pre- or post-prom parties and — the most important one for all the young ladies — finding The Dress......
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Ready for the prom? Non-profit organization ensures a perfect fit
2008-03-02

Judy Mathew can take one look at a girl and pick out the perfect prom dress for her.

Price is no object. After all, she's selecting from Becca's...
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Nonprofit organization to hold prom fashion show at Town Center
2008-02-22

McEachern High School students will model prom dresses Saturday in a fashion show at Town Center at Cobb to bring awareness to Becca's Closet.

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Liverpool teen helps needy teens in Central New York
2008-02-06

I had a great time last year attending my first prom ever. It was a beautiful night, and I remember thinking then how it would be one of those special times I would remember for the...
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Becca's Closet, New Jersey Chapter
2008-01-18

Becca's Closet was created as a legacy to Rebecca Kirtman and the project she started. Becca's Closet provides formal attire to high school students who otherwise would not be<...
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BOUND BROOK: Prom dresses
2007-06-10

BOUND BROOK -- The New Jersey chapter of Becca's Closet, a non-profit
organization which provides prom dresses to those who can not afford them, will be
at Bound B...
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Prom season gone wild
2007-06-10

Staffers at fashion emporiums all over the city are brimming with anecdotes of teenager spending gone...
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MTV takes a peek in Becca's Closet
2007-04-02

Rebecca Kirtman would be thrilled to know the charity she founded as a high school freshman is going to be featured on MTV in two weeks.

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East cheerleaders to take the catwalk for Becca's Closet
2007-02-21

The varsity and junior varsity cheerleaders at Williamsville East High School will host a fashion show for Becca's Closet.

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Sharon Stone's Charity Donates Prom Dresses to Local Teens
2006-05-02

Prom night is one of the biggest nights of a teenage girl's life. But for some, the night is spoiled because of the large expense involved.

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Prom princesses
2006-04-17

SOUTH SALT LAKE — As their classmates mill in the halls during the lunch period, a group of Granite High girls peruses satin, lace, velvet and tulle for the perfect frock.

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FASHIONING BECCA'S LEGACY NOVA SCHOOL PROM SHOW
2005-04-22

On the night before what would have been Rebecca Kirtman's 18th birthday, hundreds of students, her parents and friends paid tribute to her at her alma mater, Nova High School.

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ALL DRESSED UP CRUSADE TEEN BEGAN BEFORE SHE DIED TO
2004-10-23

An anonymous shipment of $10,000 worth of gowns has arrived from Mississippi. CBS Morning News is calling for an interview. The Young and The Restless soap opera intends to donate d...
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Dressed to care
2004-06-29

Jennifer and Jessica LoDuca are on a mission to make sure their cousin's legacy is carried on.

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Take Note Last Legacy
2004-05-19

In 2001, after reading a magazine article about a California high school that had collected prom dresses to donate, Rebecca Kirtman, a freshman at Nova High School in Davie, Fla...
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CNN SUNDAY MORNING
2004-05-16

But wait until you hear the history and legacy of Becca's Closet next on CNN SUNDAY MORNING

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Becca's Closet honors victim
2004-05-13

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. - Before she died in a car accident last year, 16-year-old Rebecca Kirtman coll...
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Prom dress charity lives on In memory of Becca, loved ones collect gowns for needy girls
2004-05-11

POMPANO BEACH, Fla._ Before she died in a car accident last year, 16-year-old Rebecca Kirtman collected about 250 prom dresses and gave them to needy girls across South Florida. Now...
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We're Fullfilling Her Dream
2003-10-28

Patricia McDonough never knew Rebecca Kirtman.

But thanks to Rebecca's efforts, and those of her family and friends, Patricia, 16, had an ``awesome'' homecoming...
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A DAUGHTER'S LEGACY FAMILY VOWS TO CARRY ON
2003-10-05

Jay Kirtman picked up the phone and walked around the living room of his Plantation home, eager to discuss the details of Becca's Closet.

The new charity wasn't...
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A Formal Dedication: One Members Community Service Story
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ACT I: Imagine a nervous teenager attending her prom, decked out in the kind of designer gown any grown women would clamor for: labels like Jones of New York, Talbot

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BEST BUDDIES PROVIDE NIGHT TO REMEMBER
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Jessica Brown smiled and smoothed out her bright red prom dress as she admired her new "updo."

"I'm really excited," said Brown, 22, a Winga...
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More Bang for Your Buck
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When Cinderella had nothing to wear to the ball, a few helping hands created a princess.

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THUMBS UP to East Stroudsburg teens Nicole Grimaldi and Alyssa Warrington for taking on the responsibilities for Becca's Closet,

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Becca's Closet opens door for prom-goers
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In an effort to give every deserving student in Monmouth County a special prom night, Freehold Township High School has started a chapter of Becca's Closet, a nonpro...
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Bend Christmas Parade
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Bend Christmas Parade honors local Becca's Closet chapter founder Heather Persons...http://www.bendchristmasparade.com/grandmarshal.htm

 

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In tough economy, a downsized homecoming dance
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The girls were at a South Florida flea market where the charity Becca's Closet gives used and new gowns to high school students unable to afford one. ......
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Organizations, events, retailers share interest in
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These days it's not just the cost of a dress for the homecoming dance that
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It's not too early to prepare for prom season
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It's hard to believe that it's already time to be thinking of proms and prom dresses, but it is just about that season — whether you need to get a dress or get rid of one.

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Tiverton's Becca's Closet Chapter Holding Prom Dress Party
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Prom. It is the word that is on the tip of most girls’ tongues by the middle of winter. Who to go with, and more importantly, what to wear?...
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