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Donations being accepted for The Prom Project

Donations needed to make sure every teenager has the opportunity to go to Prom. Distribution will take place in April.

Posted: Mar 29, 2018 2:46 PM

   A call for donations is going out for the 15th Annual Prom Project in Butte County.  New or gently used prom dresses, tuxedos, suits, shirts, shoes, jewelry and purses are among the items being collected for distribution to teenagers from throughout Butte County.

   The goal is to make sure every teenager has the opportunity to go to Prom, a milestone in their lives... regardless of their family's financial situation.  In addition to the items listed above, monetary donations are also welcome to help fund a storage unit and garmet bags, to keep the formalwear clean and dry between events.

   Students will get to select what they need for FREE during distribution in April. It takes place April 10th through the 12th from 2:30 - 6 p.m. and April 13th from 2:30 - 6:30 p.m. at 1435 Myers Street in Oroville.  Parents are welcome. There will also be raffles for gift cards  for services like hair styling, dinner, nail salons and florists.  

   There will also be tables at the event to answer questions and deliver important information about drug and alcohol awareness, healthy relationships and safe sex practices. 

   Donations can be dropped off at the Cleaning Connection in Paradise, Esplanade Cleaners in Chico and Curves in Oroville.

   Last year the Prom Project helped more than 100 youth in Butte County.

    The Prom Project is a collaborative effort by the HEART, the African American Family Cultural Center, Youth for Change programs, Boys and Girls Club of Oroville, Stonewall Alliance, The Axium, Quota Club International of Oroville and other community agencies.

  For more information about donating or distribution call Emily Bateman at 530.303.7042 or email ebateman@youth4change.org. 

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