St. Andrew United Methodist Church is Hosting the 11th Annual PROM CLOSET (no cost and open to any girl from anywhere!) on Feb. 19, 20, 21, and 23, and there are multiple 2-hour volunteers spots still available that need to be filled.
Would you enjoy helping a girl select the prom dress of her dreams or helping her accessorize it with a selection of jewelry? How about helping her select that perfect wrap or handbag or pair of shoes? Yes, you can be a fairy godmother as a volunteer at the Prom Closet. Do you have a talent with sewing or mending? We are still in need of volunteers in a variety of positions throughout the run of the Prom Closet:
Volunteers may choose from the 6 specific areas to work:
a) Check In
b) Shopping Area Greeter
c) Dressing Room Assistant / Re-assembly / Runner / DR Stage Assistant - volunteers must be able to walk up / down steps
d) Accessory Area Assistant
e) Check Out
All available positions and instructions as well as sign-up via Sign-Up Genius are on the St. Andrew website. Go to http://www.standrewumc.org/promcloset and select volunteering to review open positions and sign up.
Volunteering at Prom Closet is a joyful experience and one that you will not forget. Watch the attached prom closet video! And if you know of anyone who needs a dress for prom, please spread the word!
Here are more details on the 11th Annual St. Andrew Prom Closet:
WHAT: St. Andrew United Methodist Church is hosting the 11th Annual Prom Closet, which has grown from serving 35 young ladies in 2009 to 1,207 in 2018. (2018 shoppers represented 76 school districts and 204 schools.) Girls from ANYWHERE in need of a prom dress are invited to come select a dress and accessories, all at no cost. There are 4,000 dresses, sized 0 to 28, 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. Additionally there are 4,000 pieces of jewelry, 150 handbags, and 400 pairs of shoes.
Church and community members, businesses, organizations, and local groups donate 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. Area school counselors have been provided information on their campuses. 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.
St. Andrew needs donations of dress sizes, 0-2 and 12 and up. All donations of dresses and accessories such as jewelry, handbags, shoes, and wraps, may be brought to Room 133 at St. Andrew (east side of church, M-Th, 8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.) Tax receipts are available. A link on Amazon is available for purchasing items shipped directly to church: https://tinyurl.com/PromClosetWishList
Hotline: 469-385-1810PROM CLOSET INFORMATION:
Video for donations: https://www.vimeo.com/285139252
Promo video: https://www.vimeo.com/285139116
PHOTOS from 2018: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/rlqsexfg99zci6m/AACLwDBIa1rB9BWDeTRfrMd_a?dl=0
Special thanks to our PROM CLOSET partners: Chico’s and Ulta for providing shopping bags, Dry Clean Super Center/Signature Garment Care and Macy's for garment dress bags; and Market Street for food and water donations.
WHEN: Feb. 19, 20, 21 (Tues.-Thurs., 4-8 p.m.) and Feb. 23 (Saturday, 9 a.m. – noon)
Note: Prom Closet is closed on Friday, Feb. 22.
WHERE: St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 5801 W. Plano Parkway, Plano, TX, 75093, in Smith Worship Center. (Please look for Prom Closet directional signs due to construction.)
St. Andrew United Methodist Church began 32 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 4 services each weekend on a 21.2-acre campus at the corner of Plano Parkway and Mira Vista in Plano, Texas, where around 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 Storehouse of Collin County, 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.