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2nd Annual Prom Gown Giveaway Is Here!


Bronx, New York {January 18, 2017} — Prom day is one of the most memorable days of a young ladies adolescence. There are so many factors that lead up to creating an amazingly memorable day but the most important thing for any young lady is the gown she is wearing.

Reel Reality has the honor of providing several young ladies facing financial hardships the opportunity to receive a free prom dress! Our special day will be held at:

Eastchester Gardens Community Center
3016 Yates Ave
Bronx, NY 10475
May 6, 2017
10am – 2pm

This project started after founder, Meah Denee Barrington, had several gowns in her closet and wanted to do more than give them to a local thrift store. So she reminisced about her own prom day remembering how magical and memorable it was and wanted to give another young lady that experience.

Our goal this year is to raise 100 gowns and $1,000!

Last year, our goal was 50 dresses and we passed that goal raising 70 gowns instead. Along with meeting our goals we fully dressed every young lady that came to the event with a gown, shoes, and a purse! With the help of generous individuals and local businesses we created many memorable prom nights.

Donations will be collected  until May 2017.  

Free prom gowns are just the beginning Reel Reality will be raffling off accessories, along with providing hair and make up! We are focused on creating a total beauty experience and help create the most memorable prom night for these young ladies. Therefore we are in desperate need of help specifically through donations and sponsorships. If you are interested in sponsoring a young lady, donating a dress, or volunteering your services please contact Reel Reality.

To qualify to receive a free dress, girls must RSVP for the event. Application and qualification details are available here or by emailing



Reel Reality is a production company and online video community that cultivates and creates digital media that is uplifting, youthful and educational. Our mission is to create and showcase content that caters to millennials of color, showcasing their excellence along with showing them that life should be appreciated and lived freely.

Reel Reality supports and showcases the work of independent actors, writers, producers, business professionals and more! Reel Reality works to show how real life stories, circumstances, and testimonies influence the stories presented on television and within the film industry and vice versa.


WE DID IT!! Prom Gown Giveaway Success

On Saturday, May 21, 2016 six young ladies made their way to Eastchester Gardens Community Center in the Bronx where they all received prom gowns for their big prom night! Along with receiving prom gowns these ladies left with accessories and shoes from Nina Shoes and Liz Pia Designs. Several young queens had the pleasure of being styled by Miss Black New York USA, Vonecia Carswell, and were beautified by the talented Tiara Williams with a complete make over.

This event would not have been possible without the generous monetary, dress and accessory donations given by you. Reel Reality is extremely thankful for the overwhelming amount of support from countless individuals like independent artists, business owners and local news and radio stations.

Our goal was to raise 50 dresses and we passed that goal by collecting 70 dresses! We plan on continuing this event next year and raising even more donations and helping countless more young ladies. We have set bigger goals at Reel Reality by having two Prom Gown Giveways! One being in the Bronx, New York and another being in Reel Reality founder, Meah Denee’s, hometown of Raeford, North Carolina. Please continue to support us by making a donation along with sharing our event to your friends, families, and business acquaintances. Your support is greatly appreciated and is still strongly needed!

For more information on how you can donate or help visit our page at