12th Annual Prom Project underway in Chico

Feb 24, 2015 8:58 PM by Linda Watkins-Bennett

Prom is an important milestone for many teenagers and that's why The Prom Project was created. It's goal is to provide every teen the opportunity to enjoy prom without the financial hardships that would otherwise prevent them from taking part.

The Prom Project is a collaborative effort by 6th Street Center for Youth and the HEART program, Youth for Change and other community agencies. Last year the project helped more than 150 youth in Butte County enjoy prom night, by providing free attire ... and raffle prizes that included gift cards to local restaurants, hair and nail salons, and florists.

It's made possible through community donations, which are now being accepted. Here's what's needed: New and gently used dresses; suits, tuxedos and tuxedo rentals; mens and womens dress shoes; accessories that include jewelry, purses, hair accessories, nylons, etc...: monetary donations. The goal is to raise $1,000 for a storage unit and garmet bags to keep the formal wear clean and dry between events.

This year the Prom Project will be held on Saturday, March 28th from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at 130 West 6th Street in Chico. Youth can stop by any time during the day and pick out dresses and suits.

For more information contact Emily Bateman or Lauren Thomas at (530) 894-8008 or ebateman@youth4change.org or Lthomas@youth4change.org. A receipt will be given for tax deduction purposes. You can also drop off donations at 6th Street Center for Youth. It's open Monday - Friday 10:30 a.m. - 6;00 p.m.


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