Each year Project 150 hosts a boutique style shopping day for local high school students dedicated to this special occasion. Students are invited to shop for free with their student ID for fashionable new and gently used clothing for prom.
The Las Vegas Prom Closet makes it possible for homeless, displaced, and disadvantaged high school students wishing to attend their high school prom that cannot afford the expense to do so. Shouldn’t every high school student get to attend their prom? We think so! Thankfully we have amazing community partners like the Las Vegas Prom Closet to help us make prom dreams come true.
Inventory needed for LV Prom Closet:
New or Gently Use Prom or formal dresses, suits, shoes, ties, purses, and accessories for both young men and women. There is always a critical need for plus size dresses, dress clothes for young men.
NEW undergarments, shapers, make up, make up brushes, hair products, hair accessories, hair irons, shaving kits, shoe polish, silk corsages and boutonnieres.
Gift Certificates are needed to restaurants, limos, florists, dry cleaners, and prom attire rentals to complete their prom experience.
Professionals needed at distribution event for onsite workshops and to render services for hair, makeup, nails, and alterations. Vouchers for these services are also needed for students to redeem after distribution date; on day of their prom.
Donations of formal wear for young men and women and other items can be delivered to the Project 150 Volunteer & Distribution Center and other convenient drop off locations located throughout the Las Vegas Valley.
Volunteer Center location information:
3600 N. Rancho Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130
Mon – Fri 9am to 5pm
This is the story behind the prom closet:
–a girl in foster care was asked by her CASA (to see what a CASA volunteer does, go to http://www.casalasvegas.org/ )
“Are you going to Prom?” The girl in foster care said “No, I can’t afford a dress.” The CASA told this story to her daughter, Ashley Massi, who went on the internet in 2002, found a non profit in Reno that collected prom dresses and gave them to girls who couldn’t otherwise go to Prom– Ali’s Prom Closet-in honor of Ali Christensen, a student at UNLV that passed away. Ashley and her mom started collecting dresses and putting the organization together. Today, a large number of young women volunteer their time, including Jen Lewis who taken a leadership role in the organization. The Las Vegas Prom Closet has collected over 1,500 dresses from girls and women who only used them once and guys who found them in their living room the day after prom.
Las Vegas Prom Closet in the news: