Donations of dresses, jewelry, shoes, handbags, and wraps are requested
St. Andrew United Methodist Church announces Prom Closet 2022 will take place over a two-week period: February 15, 16, 17 & 19 and 21 – 26 in Smith Worship Center, at St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Plano, with advance registration required. Each year, Prom Closet provides prom attire to more than 1,000 high school girls from anywhere at no cost and is a service of the St. Andrew United Methodist Women. This year advance registration is required to improve the overall shopping experience and minimize wait times for the shoppers. To register for a 1.5-hour time slot, visit www.standrewumc.org/promcloset.
The Prom Closet is accepting donations of dresses (sizes 0-30), jewelry, shoes, handbags, and wraps. All donations may be dropped off at St. Andrew, through February 25, in Room 121, Monday – Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Friday 8:30 - 1 p.m.; Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.; and Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Use North entry door located off north parking lot, 1401 Mira Vista.
“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,” said Devra Helffrich, an original organizer of prom closet. “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. This will be the 13th year we have held Prom Closet, which has grown to be an extraordinary way to reach out and help the community.”
Area school counselors have been provided information about the annual Prom Closet on their campuses.
Each shopper must be present to select her own dress and accessories and may have one guest, age 16 or older, with them. A personal shopper volunteer will assist each shopper throughout the process. There will be 20 shopping slots per each 1.5-hour time frame.
A link on Amazon is available for anyone that would like to help by purchasing items, which will be shipped directly to the church. To review items available for purchase, https://tinyurl.com/PromClosetWishList
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. Visit www.standrewumc.org/promcloset, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 469-385-1810 for more information.
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St. Andrew United Methodist Church began in 1986 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. The congregation of St. Andrew follows Jesus, lives in relationship, serves others, and takes risks in faith. Worship includes four services each weekend on a 21.2-acre campus at the corner of Plano Parkway and Mira Vista in Plano, Texas, where more than 2,000 people gather each weekend. Recent renovation allows the Sanctuary to host worship in both Traditional style, with the classic pipe organ, and Contemporary style, with a new LED center screen and lighting technology. Small groups and Bible studies gather on campus and throughout the region every day of the week. Mission opportunities serve our local area, neighboring regions, and global communities. The church has been repeatedly selected as a "Best Place to Worship in Plano” by the readers of the Plano Star Courier. St. Andrew United Methodist Church is located at 5801 W. Plano Parkway, Plano, Texas 75093. Visit www.standrewumc.org; call 972-380-8001.