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, 1401 Mira Vista Drive, Plano, TX 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.
“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.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL THE PROM CLOSET HOTLINE: 469-385-1810
Visit www.standrewumc.org; Email firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit the Prom Closet Facebook page: Prom Closet: St. Andrew UMC.; Instagram: promcloset.standrewumc