LAS VEGAS – Project 150 is partnering with Zappos.com to make prom dreams come true for homeless and disadvantaged teens in Southern Nevada with their annual Prom Closet event on Saturday, March 16.
The heartwarming event offers local high school students the opportunity to shop for fashionable prom outfits for free with a student ID card. Teens can choose from a professionally presented selection of thousands of gently used dresses, tuxes, suits, shoes and accessories. A personal shopper will help students select the perfect outfit. Services are also provided to help students with their hair and beauty needs. Experts will even be on hand to offer dance lessons.
“This event makes going to prom a possibility for so many students in Southern Nevada who would otherwise not have this opportunity,” said Patrick Spargur, Project 150 co-founder and president. “The quality of our formal wear truly leaves students looking great and feeling amazing. Of course, this event wouldn’t be possible without the continued support of Zappos, along with all the other donations we receive from people and businesses throughout our community. We appreciate the generosity of everyone who helps us make these prom dreams come true for these deserving local students.”
This year’s prom closet will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Zappos Plaza at 400 Stewart Ave. in Downtown Las Vegas. Each student with a valid school ID card can bring one guest to the event.
“This humbling event is also one of our proudest moments every year as members of the Las Vegas community. It’s a perfect example of people coming together to do something good for those who deserve it most; our community’s kids, said Steven Bautista, Head of Charity at Zappos.com. “We hope everyone who comes out for the event has as much fun at their prom as we have helping them get ready!”
No more donations are needed for this year’s Prom Closet, though Project 150 always needs donations for the wide range of services it provides to thousands of local students throughout year.
For information on Project 150 and Prom Closet, visit www.project150.org or follow Project 150 on Facebook and Twitter.
About Project 150
Project 150 is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization, founded in December 2011 by local businessmen Don Purdue and Patrick Spargur. The two had heard about 150 homeless high school students at Rancho High School in Las Vegas who were in need of support over the Christmas break. Since that time, Project 150 has expanded and now serves more than 6,000 registered and non-registered homeless, displaced and disadvantaged high school students in more than 75 schools throughout Nevada. Project 150 provides these students with food, clothing, school supplies, sports equipment, shoes, college and workforce readiness and other needs so they have what they need to continue school and be successful in life.
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