Store operator finds mysterious observe on donated promenade dress: ‘Give her a chance’

A boutique owner in Pennsylvania efficiently tracked down a female who donated her prom costume with a personalized observe.

Jillian Nimick took to TikTok in mid-June to asks the public’s aid in finding the authentic owner of a teal prom gown, which created its way to her from a 3rd-get together donor who had procured 25 baggage of outfits and handed it over to Nimick’s Mt. Pleasant retail store, Nimi Boutique.

Out of that bunch, Nimick found the bedazzled, teal suit-and-flare gown had a handwritten take note from the authentic operator but there was no title connected. 

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In a photograph Nimick despatched to Fox Information, the unique operator explained she experienced gotten the robe from a sale rack mainly because her family members wasn’t heading “to shell out $300+ on a promenade gown.” When she did not automatically slide in love with the dress, at to start with sight, she arrived all-around when she tried out it on.

The letter also goes on to say she attended promenade with her higher college sweetheart and prepared on having married in 2020. 

“I didn’t have the heart to just mail this magnificence to Goodwill. I understood she needed to have a higher objective since the universe seemed to get the job done so really hard to get it to me,” the mysterious prom costume owner wrote. “Give her a likelihood.”

Jillian Nimick provided Fox Information a photo of the letter she found hooked up to a teal prom costume, which was donated to her retail outlet Nimi Boutique. (Jillian Nimick)


In a video update five days after her authentic TikTok, Nimick advised her followers the woman who owned the promenade dress experienced contacted her on Fb to detect herself. 

Her name is Shania Potosky of Norvelt, Pa. In accordance to Nimick, Potosky attended promenade in 2014 and did go on to marry her significant faculty sweetheart in September 2020. It turns out, Potosky had really donated her costume to yet another organization two decades in advance of it created it to Nimick.

“The costume has not found a new home nonetheless. I’m wondering considering that prom period/unique instances have ended she will not locate a new house till upcoming calendar year,” Nimick informed Fox News by using electronic mail. “But I will say she’s the dress that retains on offering.”

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Nimick added that she is searching to develop an formal 501C nonprofit corporation where she can give prom attire absent to assist ladies in need. Her generosity is spurred by her individual high college practical experience, where Nimick nearly missed out on her very own promenade because she didn’t have a gown. 

Before going viral on TikTok, Nimick had been amassing and supplying absent prom attire for free.

“Even however we observed the operator there are so quite a few fantastic people today inclined to donate and it warms my heart,” Nimick wrote, noting her online video sequence in search of Potosky have amassed a lot more than two million sights.

Shania and Stanley Potosky are high school sweethearts who went to prom together in 2014 and later got married in 2020. (Stanley Potosky)

Shania and Stanley Potosky are significant college sweethearts who went to prom alongside one another in 2014 and afterwards got married in 2020. (Stanley Potosky)

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“After I donated my dress, I under no circumstances thought I would see it yet again. It feels good to have closure figuring out my gown is likely on to enable [another person],” Potosky told Fox Information by way of electronic mail. “I’m really honored to have influenced other individuals to want to donate their promenade dresses as very well!”