BT's Live Eye launches Prom Clothing Drive

Ali Jiwani, surprise guest, interviews JenniferSpring came early for New Circles on Tuesday, March 1st.  About 50 die-hard supporters showed up at 6:30am to welcome BT’s Live Eye host Jennifer Valentyne and help launch the 2016 Prom drive for our 9th Annual Prom Boutique.

A number of special guests joined us as well:

Fashion blogger Gracie Carroll (segments 1and 2) 
Retailer Henkaa who are donating dresses and providing a site drop-off  (segment 2)    
Alexa Rocca, Grade 12 student organizing a prom drive in Leaside (segment 1) 
Kiffayat Ali, youth graduate of our Youth Retail Skills summer program  (segment 3)
The ladies of our Friendship Circle  (segment 3) 
Actor/producer Adamo Ruggiero – formerly of DeGrassi: The Next Generation (segment 4) 
Kirsten Hentschel  - who is mobilizing a drive with U of T’s 34 fraternities and sororities (segment 4)


We were also delighted by a local student and aspiring journalist Ali Jiwani who appears in the last segment and stole the show.   In fact Ali, a Grade 12 student, was so engaging, he was invited to join the anchor desk the next day. Stay tuned – Ali’s coming back to report on the Prom Boutique!  

Check out the videos to see all the action.  Heartfelt thanks to everyone who came out to support the event. 


New Circles' GLOW clothing service is the largest clothing bank in Toronto. We help 12,000 people of all ages annually.