Plano Church Organizes Prom Closet

High school girls from Plano are in luck as donations of prom dresses, shoes, jewelry and more arrive in St. Andrew United Methodist Church according to a Dallas Morning news article from January 31 which reports,

 

St. Andrew United Methodist Church will host its annual Prom Closet event in February, according to an announcement from the church. Each year, the Prom Closet provides prom attire to more than 1,000 area high school girls at no cost.

 

Dates for the prom closet are Feb. 15, 16, 17, 19 and 21-26 in the church’s Smith Worship Center.

 

Shoppers must be present to pick out their own dress, the church said.

 

Meanwhile, organizers are very delighted to have initiated the prom closet especially amidst the pandemic. While there are already a lot of donations ongoing, they are still accepting more donations according to a CultureMap article from January 18. In it they say, 

 

“We are overjoyed to announce we will host Prom Closet this year and are excited to try advance registration, eliminating long lines and providing plenty of space for each shopper to select her perfect dress and accessories,” says organizer Devra Helffrich in a release. “Obviously, we could not do this without the support and donations from the community and our wonderful volunteers. We collect dresses, shoes, jewelry, wraps, handbags, and other accessories year ‘round, and we can’t thank the community enough for helping so many girls’ prom dreams come true.”

 

The Prom Closet also is still accepting donations of dresses (sizes 0-30), shoes, jewelry, handbags, and wraps.

 

All donations may be dropped off at St. Andrew’s Room 121, through February 25, on the following days and times:

  • Mondays-Thursdays, 8:30 am-8 pm
  • Fridays, 8:30 am-1 pm
  • Saturdays, 8:30 am-12 pm
  • Sundays, 9:30 am-12 pm

 

“The Prom Closet was created to provide a unique shopping experience for young ladies who, because of finances, would be unable to attend prom,” says the release. “Prom Closet organizers and volunteers confirm that not only is the need great, but the impact the dress makes on the girl and her family is immeasurable.”

 

There is also a way of buying necessary items from Amazon which will be shipped directly to the Church and be displayed for the students. The link

 

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