St. Andrew United Methodist Church Announces
9th Annual FREE Prom Closet
March 28-30 (Tues.-Thurs.) and April 1 (Sat.)
MAIN COLLECTION WEEK FOR DRESSES, SHOES, AND ACCESSORIES WILL BE FEBRUARY 18-26
St. Andrew United Methodist Church invites girls from ANYWHERE in need of a prom dress to come to the 9th Annual Prom Closet to select a dress and accessories, all at no cost, at the church, 5801 W. Plano Parkway, 75093, March 28-30 (Tues.-Thurs.) 4 – 8 p.m. and Saturday, April 1, 9 a.m. – noon, in the 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 800 girls received dresses and accessories.
Organizers are asking the community to bring donations of dresses, shoes, and other accessories to St. Andrew UMC, February 18-26, and drop them off in Room 133.
“This year is the ninth year 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. “We are accepting dresses and accessories such as jewelry, handbags, shoes, and wraps. A link on Amazon is available for anyone that would like to help by purchasing items. These items will be shipped directly to the church.”
To review items available for purchase, go to http://Tinyurl.com/promcloset2017.
“The impact the dress makes on the girl and her family is simply immeasurable,” added Helffrich. “We continue to be grateful each year for the media coverage which is critical in getting the word out. This program is such a blessing for both the parents and the girls.”
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.
St. Andrew United Methodist Church is located at 5801 W. Plano Parkway, Plano, TX 75093 (corner of Mira Vista and Plano Parkway). For more information go to www.standrewumc.org or call the church office at 972-380-8001. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Prom Closet Facebook page: Prom Closet: St. Andrew UMC.; Instagram: promcloset.standrewumc
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St. Andrew United Methodist Church began 30 years ago in the spirit of its namesake, a disciple of Jesus. The life of the Apostle Andrew embodies the church's mission, which is to invite the Christian-ish and the unchurched to become passionate servants of Christ. St. Andrew is a congregation of people who follow Jesus, live in relationship, serve others, and take risks in faith. Worship includes five services each weekend on a 21.2-acre campus at the corner of Plano Parkway and Mira Vista in Plano, Texas, where nearly 2,000 people gather each weekend. The church has been repeatedly selected as a "Best Place to Worship in Plano” by the readers of the Plano Star Courier. Groups gather on campus and throughout the region seven days a week, including small group and Bible studies; a renowned music ministry; service through missions such as the Seven Loaves Community Center, providing services to qualifying Collin County residents to help escape the poverty cycle; 4 Corners Global Outreach, reaching remote villages needing medical care; Career Care, a workforce assistance program; and more. St. Andrew United Methodist Church is located at 5801 W. Plano Parkway, Plano, Texas 75093. Visit www.standrewumc.org; call 972-380-8001.