LAS VEGAS – The Las Vegas Prom Closet, presented by Project 150 in partnership with Zappos for Good, will make prom dreams come true for homeless, displaced, and disadvantaged high school students in Southern Nevada on Saturday, March 14.
This year’s prom closet event 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 only one guest to the event. Students must register in advance to participate in the event by signing up for a time slot at www.project150.org.
The heartwarming event offers local high school students the opportunity to shop for FREE fashionable prom outfits – with a student ID card. Teens can choose from a professionally presented selection of thousands of new and like new dresses, tuxes, suits, shoes and accessories. A personal shopper will help students select the perfect outfit.
“Attending prom is such an important part of the high school experience and this event makes going to prom a possibility for so many students in Southern Nevada who would otherwise not be able to participate in this rite of passage,” said Kelli Kristo, Project 150 executive director. “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 for Good, along with all the 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.”
For information on Project 150 and to register for 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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