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Job Corps students receive donation for prom

Job Corps students receive donation for prom (Photo Source: WLOX) Job Corps students receive donation for prom (Photo Source: WLOX)
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Job Corps students in Gulfport got a wonderful surprise Thursday, just in time for their center's prom. The young boys and girls rushed through the doors of Gulfport's Goodwill to shop for their upcoming prom. 

The girls went through the dresses, and the guys also scrambled through the racks to find their special occasion threads.

Goodwill and the job center have had a strong relationship for the past few years. Goodwill is allowing the center's students to get their prom dresses and suits for free.

"It makes me feel so good," said Wanda Hilliard, career preparations manager. "We were prepared or thinking that maybe we can just get a discount or borrow, and then, when they told us the girls could have the dresses and the guys could have the shirts and ties, it's just awesome."

The Gulfport center offers courses in three job trades, including certified nursing assistant, electrical and medical office support. They also have a high school diploma program as well as a program for students to earn their GED.

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