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Prom Project SM

Prom Project SM is celebrating it’s 16th year of affording high school girls FREE prom attire! It is a half-day event featuring brand NEW and nearly NEW FREE prom dresses and accessories for teen girls. It’s designed to boost a girls’ self-esteem and equip her with lifelong skills during a milestone occasion.

Prom Project SM is MORE THAN JUST A DRESS! It’s an EXPERIENCE for high school girls whether they attend prom or not.

Girls get to choose a dress, shoes and accessories from a make-shift boutique free of charge, but as a pre-requisite to shopping, girls attend an interactive 90-minute etiquette class where they learn life lessons on social etiquette.

There is real conversation from professionals on appropriate dining, communication and even dance etiquette. Girls hear from law enforcement experts on prom safety and from experts who offer tips on beauty and fashion. There’s even a fashion show! Parents are able to attend workshops separate from girls.

Then it’s off to shop for that perfect dress! The event is designed to provide girls with not only formal wear, but the skills needed to feel confident, smart, proud and powerful. 

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When: March 10, 2018

Where: ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center, 300 E. Seventh Street, Charlotte, NC

Time: 10am

Cost: No cost

Registration begins January 2018!


Dress Donations

Dress Collection begins January 2018

Donations are needed to make Prom Project SM successful, so the following donations are requested:

  • Gently worn or new dresses (sizes 0-26) (prom, bridesmaids, cocktail and after five)
  • Gently worn or new shoes (sizes 0-12) (strappy sandals, pumps, mid to high heels)
  • Jewelry
  • Purses
  • Unused make-up and perfume

Donations are tax-deductible and can be taken to five drop-off locations. Receipts can be obtained at each location.

A special thanks to our partners: