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Prom Project events help ensure all students can attend formal events in style


Photo courtesy of CBC Hamilton.

Prom Project Hamilton is gearing up for free formal wear shopping opportunities at Sir Allan MacNab secondary April 29 and at Delta secondary on May 6.

Created by the HWDSB Foundation, Prom Project Hamilton provides formal wear for students who may otherwise not attend proms, formals or graduations due to financial constraints. Students are offered the opportunity to ‘shop for free’ to attend their formal events feeling stylish and confident.

“Prom Project Hamilton is dependent on the benevolence of the community for the clothing donations it needs to ensure the expected 1,000 students will have choice and selection,” says Julie Densham, foundation development officer.

Students interested in this program are encouraged to attend shopping opportunities at Sir Allan MacNab on Saturday, April 29 or Delta on Saturday, May 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

All donations are new or gently used, and are received from individuals, businesses, and other charities across the region.

This year, the HWDSB Foundation was grateful to receive a generous donation of over $45,000 worth of brand new dresses from Charity Chicks. In previous years, Charity Chicks donated $6,500 worth of dresses, and acquired manicures and brow shaping services donated by local aestheticians.

Prom Project Hamilton also offers free hair and makeup styling, and provides students with fun hair and makeup tips. All hair and makeup volunteers are from Make the Cut Hair Studio, the event’s official partner.

Prom Project Hamilton does not require proof of financial need and is dedicated to fostering a positive and inclusive environment for students on their journey towards their milestone event.

For more information about Prom Project Hamilton, visit www.promprojecthamilton.ca

Photo courtesy of CBC Hamilton.

Updated on Friday, April 28, 2017.
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