Prom Project℠

The 17th Annual Prom Project will be held on March 30, 2019.

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

St. John’s Baptist Church - 300 Hawthorne Lane Charlotte, NC 28204


Prom Project℠ is celebrating its 17th 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 was designed to boost a girls’ self-esteem and equip her with lifelong skills during a milestone occasion.

Prom Project℠ 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. 

Dress Donations

Donations are needed to make Prom Project℠ 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 six drop-off locations, now through March 26. Receipts can be obtained at each location.

Prom Project collection locations:

  • ImaginOn Library, 300 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202

  • Morrison Regional Library, 7015 Morrison Boulevard Charlotte, NC 28211

  • South County Regional Library, 5801 Rea Road Charlotte, NC 28277

  • Myers Park Library, 1361 Queens Road Charlotte, NC 28207

  • University City Library, 301 East W.T. Harris Boulevard Charlotte, NC 28262

  • New Beginnings Community Life Center, 5232 Margaret Wallace Rd Matthews, NC 28105