Local Church Provides Free Prom Dresses

Posted by GSDispatch Editor in by Local Churches, Community, Events

Woods Chapel United Methodist Church is sponsoring a Prom Boutique to help more than 1,000 Kansas City-area high school girls feel like princesses for a day.

This is the seventh year that the church, Woods Chapel United Methodist in Lee’s Summit, is holding a Prom Boutique. Year around, we seek donations of prom/bridesmaid/party dresses, accessories, and cosmetics, and make them available absolutely free to high school girls from across the metro who cannot afford to purchase prom attire.

The selection of dresses and accessories donated each year is absolutely stunning. Hemlines and straps that need to be altered are taken care of on the spot by an amazing team of volunteer seamstresses. Most of the girls come with their mothers, and you can imagine the hugs and joyful tears that we see! It’s also an amazing and rewarding experience for the many volunteers who staff the Boutique.

Last year, more than 1,300 girls visited the Prom Boutique and they selected from nearly 2,000 beautiful dresses in all styles, colors, and lengths–and we’re expecting even more girls this year. This year, the Prom Boutique will take place on three days:

-Friday, March 25 (noon – 7 pm)

-Saturday, March 26 (9 am – 2 pm)

-Saturday, April 2 (9 am – 2 pm)

–Gently used (or new) prom/bridesmaid/party dresses in all sizes, very current styles. The dresses are all altered if necessary on the spot and steamed for the young ladies.

Woods Chapel United Methodist Church is located at 4725 NE Lakewood Way, Lee’s Summit, and the phone number is 816.795.8848.

Also…if you know of any girls who might benefit from the Prom Boutique this year, please encourage them to stop by and shop! As each girl enters the Boutique, we ask only how she heard about the Boutique, and the name of her high school (for our internal tracking purposes and to help guide us in promoting the event the next year).

We do not ask for proof of need.


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