Prom Closet will return to St. Andrew United Methodist Church next month. Hosted by the United Methodist Women, the annual event provides prom attire to more than 1,000 high school girls at no cost. Organizers are requiring advanced registration is required this year to minimize wait times and improve the shopping experience.
The event will be held on Feb. 15, 16, 17, 19, as well as on Feb. 21-26. To register for a 1 ½ hour shopping time slot, visit standrewumc.org/promcloset.
“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,” Devra Helffrich, an original Prom Closet organizer, said. “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 thirteenth Prom Closet. Organizers are still accepting donations of dresses (sizes 0-30), jewelry, shoes, handbags, and wraps. All donations may be dropped off at St. Andrew, January 14 – 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. Donors are asked to use the north entry door located off the north parking lot, 1401 Mira Vista.