13th annual Prom Project needs donations

Mar 20, 2016 5:12 PM by Linda Watkins-Bennett

With the idea that every teenager deserves the chance to enjoy their prom ... the 13th annual Prom Project is once again accepting donations of dresses and tuxedos, suits and tuxedo rentals, jewelry, purses, and shoes. Gift cards for a restaurants, hair and nail salons and florists are also welcome for a raffle.

Many young people and their families face financial hardships that might otherwise prevent them from going to Prom ... simply because of the coast involved.

The Prom Project is a collaborative effort by the HEART, the African Family Cultural Center, Paradise Ridge Family Resource Center, Youth for Change programs, Boys and Girls Club of Oroville, Stonewall Alliance and others community agencies. Last year the Prom Project helps more than 150 youth in Butte County.

This year the Prom Project distribution will be held on Saturday, April 16th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Oroville Boys and Girls Club,2959 Lower Wyandotte Road. Parents are welcome too!

There will also be tables staffed by representatives from various community agencies to answer questions and deliver important information about drug and alcohol awareness, healthy relationships and safe sex practices.

Right now donations are needed to make this event successful. Donations of men's formal clothing are especially needed.

The Prom Project is asking for donations of New and gently used dresses, suits, tuxedos and tuxedo rental, men's and women's dress shoes, accessories like jewelry, purses, hair accessories, nylons and monetary donations to help pay for a storage unit and garmet bags to keep the formal wear clean and dry between events. Receipts are available for tax purpose.

Donations can be dropped off at the African American Family Cultural Center in Oroville at 3300 Spencer Avenue; The Paradise Ridge Family Resource Center at 6249 Skyway and Stonewall Alliance at 358 E. 60th Street in Chico.

For more information contact Emily Bateman of Youth for Change at 1-877-478-6292.


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