Prom Closet

February 7, 8, 9, 11 and 13-18, 2023

Prom Closet changes lives by providing prom attire and accessories, free of charge, to girls around the region and state. Prom dreams come true as girls find their perfect look. Get involved by shopping, donating, or volunteering

Registration for appointments is now open! 

Sign up for your shopping appointment today!
 

 
Donations

We accept clean gently used or new dresses, shoes, and jewelry for Prom Closet and monetary donations. 

  • Donate by giving a gift of money for us to purchase needed items. Give Here
  • Mail checks to St Andrew Methodist Church. Prom Closet, P. O Box 260917, Plano, TX 75026.
  • Purchase items from the Prom Closet Amazon Wishlist.
  • Donation Drop Off Information
    Park in large North parking lot off Mira Vista. Look for North Entry sign on building. Enter North Lobby through door at the end of covered walkway. Leave donations on the Dress Rack in North Lobby. 
    • Monday-Wednesday, 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
    • *Thursday, 8:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:30 p.m.
    • Friday, 8:30 a.m.-Noon
    • *Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
    • Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-Noon
    • *Food pantry distribution, access into the parking lot and the building might be difficult on these days. 
Shopper FAQ

What is it?
St. Andrew Prom Closet, run by the Women of St. Andrew, provides donated dresses from size 0-30 for prom. Additionally there are accessories to go with the dresses such as jewelry, shoes, handbags, and wraps. All of it is available at no cost. Requirements for shoppers are the following: each girl must be present to shop for her own dress, and each girl is allowed to bring ONE guest, age 16 or older with them. We will have thousands of dresses to choose from, so there are plenty for everyone! Sign up for your appointment today!

Who is this for?
This is open to any girl from anywhere. If you live outside the Dallas-Fort Worth area, you can still come! We have had girls from Arkansas, Longview, Waco, and Wichita Falls. Sign up for your appointment today!

When is it?
February 7, 8, 9, 11 and 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 2023

Why was it created?
Prom Closet was created to provide a unique shopping experience for young ladies who because of finances would be unable to attend prom. Prom Closet organizers and volunteers confirm that not only is the need great, but the impact the dress makes on the girl and her family is immeasurable.  Sign up for your appointment today!

How does it work?
The room is set up like a boutique. Each girl will check in then she will be greeted by a personal shopper who will help her find dress racks with her size. Once she has selected her dress, she can try it on in one of our 20 dressing rooms. Then she visits the boutique to look for jewelry, shoes, a handbag and a wrap. Sign up for your appointmet today!

Where are the items from?
Community members, businesses, organizations, and local groups have donated dresses, shoes, wraps, jewelry, handbags, and other accessories for this annual event. Some dresses have never been worn.

How many have you served?
The first year, Prom Closet provided 35 dresses to local high school girls, and in 2022, 803 girls from 483 schools received dresses and accessories, all donated by community members, local groups, corporations, and businesses.

What if people have questions?
Call the Prom Closet informational hotline at 469-385-1810, or email [email protected] 

Volunteering

Prom Closet relies on volunteers for various roles, including all levels of physical capability. Among the duties are check-in desk and check-out desk, personal shoppers, dressing room assistants, and set-up and tear down crew members.

 Background Checks are needed for all volunteers every two years. Upon our receipt of your Volunteer Interest Form you will be notified by email within 24-48 hours if you need to complete a background check for Prom Closet 2023. Volunteer Interest Form

Stories
  • On the first day of Prom Closet this year, we heard from a girl who lost her father weeks ago and found her dress here.  When she was told she could go pick out jewelry and other accessories, she said, “Instead of wearing a piece of jewelry, I plan to wear my dad’s necktie.”
  • The Methodist Children’s Home in Waco comes each year, and Student Event Coordinator Ashley Kendrick forwarded this note: “I just wanted to thank you and the rest of the staff who organized this year’s prom closet event! Our girls had so much fun, and we greatly appreciate the opportunity to attend such a fun event!! It was very evident that a lot of time and energy was invested in the event, and we were blown away by the organization and welcoming presence from the staff :). THANK YOU SO MUCH for reaching out and inviting us!!!!!”
  • Each year, First Sgt. Charles Paige of the Franklin D. Roosevelt High School JROTC drives girls to the Prom Closet to shop for the military ball. In 2019 he brought over 38. He says it energizes him as a teacher and that it’s not just a job for him, it’s a commitment.  He said the Prom Closet has had a major impact on motivating their cadets to attend the ball.  Each year the girls tell him how “the church’s Prom Closet makes everyone feel pretty – even if for one night. It is fun to shop for dresses without a price.”
  • Alexis Taylor traveled from Waco to select her dress. She said she chose the first one she put on and was grateful for the Prom Closet because it shows that people care for her and are looking out for her. It also helps her mother so she won’t have to spend a lot of money on her for prom. 
  • We had shoppers from as far away as Germany and Switzerland.  The two exchange students had only heard of prom in the movies before they came to the United States and were excited to each find a dress and experience prom. They both selected the first dress they tried on and were all smiles as they headed over to look at jewelry, shoes, and purses.
News Release/Media

2023 Press Release
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Questions Contact
469-385-1810 | [email protected]

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