Prom Project

Prom Project sends out call for dressy donations

Story by the Chico Enterprise Record. Posted 3/4/12

Some 70 teens in Butte County went to their proms last year decked out to the nines because of the Prom Project, a program that supplies teens with dressy attire and other assistance to make their prom nights memorable.

This year’s Prom Project has begun its search for new and gently used dresses, tuxedos, tuxedo rentals and dress shoes.

Prom Project was created because every teen deserves the chance to enjoy his or her prom without the financial hardships that many youth in the community face.

It is a collaboration between 6th Street Center for Youth, a Youth for Change program; Catalyst Domestic Violence Services, Stonewall Alliance and Butte County Independent Living Program.

The project will culminate 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 14 when teens may try on formal and dressy clothing, shoes, accessories and receive assistance such as cash for purchasing tickets and other expenses. There will be raffle prizes for gift cards to restaurants, hair and nail salons and florists.

Prom Project also has an educational component in which representatives from community agencies will be on hand to answer questions and deliver information regarding drug and alcohol awareness, healthy relationships and safe sex practices.

Prom Project will be held at 6th Street Center for Youth, 130 W. Sixth St. Youth can stop by any time during the day and pick out dresses and suits available. Parents are welcome, too.

For information, contact Emily Pereira at 894-8008 or epereira@youth4change.org. Donations are accepted 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. weekdays at the 6th Street Center and receipts will be given for tax deduction purposes.

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