Harris County High School students who find themselves unable to purchase a dress for prom are invited to make a reservation to “shop” for a free dress on Saturday, April 10. The Harris County School District’s (HCSD) Department of Social Services is the organizer of this event.
“We have a collection of prom dresses. We are excited to have this event to help our students who may not otherwise be able to attend prom and make lifelong memories,” said La Chandra Brundage, HCSD director of social services. “Advance reservations are required, which will help us to manage the flow of people through the building and maintain safety for all. We are asking everyone to help by spreading the word to fill the time slots.”
The HCHS Special Needs Prom is scheduled for Saturday, April 17th. The HCHS Prom is scheduled for Saturday, May 1st.
Prom-A-Palooza will be from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 10. Reservations can be made by calling The H.O.P.E. Center or by accessing the dedicated QR code for each day found on the flyers that have been distributed. The number of dresses are limited and are on a first come, first served basis.
Additionally, anyone who would like to donate dresses appropriate for prom, please contact the H.O.P.E. Center.
The H.O.P.E. Center is the social services building of the Harris County School District (HCSD). The Center, whose name stands for “Helping Other People Excel” exists to provide aid, support, and resources for students and families with basic needs such as clothing and food as well as mental and physical assistance.