The Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS) is collecting formal wear for Project Prom, now in its sixth year of helping young people who are served by DHS attend their proms.
Donations of new or gently worn prom or bridesmaids dresses, tuxedos, shoes, and accessories are being accepted 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. in the lobby of the Human Services Building at One Smithfield Street, Downtown until March 11. Donations will also be accepted between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on March 5 at the SOURCE shop across from the escalator on the third floor of Century III Mall, 3075 Clairton Road, West Mifflin.
The Project Prom giveaway will take place on March 25, 26, and 27 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the SOURCE shop on the third floor of Century III Mall. In order to be eligible, the Allegheny County high school age student must be referred by a DHS employee or one of the 500-600 provider agencies affiliated with DHS. A public sale will be held on March 29, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with proceeds benefiting Project Prom.
Monetary donations to purchase tuxedo rental gift certificates and specialty-sized gowns are encouraged and welcomed. Make checks payable to DHS Donations Fund and write “Project Prom” on the memo line. Apparel and monetary donations may be mailed to Project Prom, c/o Samantha McVicker, DHS/OCR, First Floor, Human Services Building, One Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-2225.
Volunteer groups are also welcome to hold fundraisers to support Project Prom.
For more information about Project Prom, or to determine eligibility, contact 412-350-3428 or visit www.allegheny county.us/dhs/projectprom.