february, 2018

27febAll Day03mar10th Annual St. Andrew UMC Prom Closet

Event Details

St. Andrew United Methodist Church invites girls from anywhere in need of a prom dress to come to the 10th Annual Prom Closet to select a dress and accessories, all at no cost, at the church. Shopping days are February 27, 28 and March 1, 4:00-8:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 3, 9:00 a.m. – noon, in Smith Worship Center. Dresses sized 0 to 28 are available to choose from, many of which have never been worn. The only requirement is that girls must be present to select their dresses/accessories.

Community members, businesses, organizations, and local groups have donated dresses, shoes, wraps, jewelry, handbags, and other accessories for this annual event, organized and operated by The St. Andrew United Methodist Women. The Prom Closet was created to provide a unique shopping experience for young ladies who because of finances would be unable to attend prom. 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. The first year, the Prom Closet provided 35 dresses to local high school girls, and last year over 950 girls received dresses. Additionally, 270 pairs of shoes and 1,700 pieces of jewelry were given to shoppers.

“This year is the 10th anniversary of the Prom Closet, organized by the St. Andrew United Methodist Women, and it has proven to be a wonderful way to reach out and serve the community,” said Devra Helffrich, an original organizer of the prom closet. “The impact the dress makes on the girl and her family is simply immeasurable.”

Area school counselors have been provided information on their campuses.  Students must be present to shop for selection of dress and accessories.

For donations as well as shopping days, please park in the east parking lot off of Mira Vista. During shopping days, look for Prom Closet signs. Donations are accepted in Room 133 on weekdays. For more information call the hotline at 469.385.1810. Email standrewpromcloset@gmail.com or visit the Prom Closet Facebook page or Instagram page.

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Time

February 27 (Tuesday) - March 3 (Saturday)

Location

St. Andrew UMC

5801 W. Plano Pkwy. Plano TX 75093

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