Project Prom brings prom dresses and accessories to Waxhaw

The window at the Waxhaw Woman's Club is decorated for Project Prom.

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On March 10, 2018, the Waxhaw Woman’s Club and Waxhaw Ray of Hope sponsored Project Prom at the Waxhaw Woman’s Club headquarters in Waxhaw, NC.  Started by Nicole Jordan of Waxhaw Ray of Hope, Project Prom provides new and almost new dresses and accessories to help local high schoolers get ready for prom.  Anyone who has ever shopped for prom knows how quickly the dress, shoes, jewelry, and accessories can add up.  Project Prom was created to ease the financial burden of one of the most anticipated nights of the high school experience.

Project Prom offers a wide variety of sizes, colors, and styles.

Judy Delaney, member of Waxhaw Ray of Hope and the Waxhaw Woman’s Club, worked with Jordan during the first year and was able to coordinate the event into a joint effort the following year.  All of the members of the Waxhaw Woman’s Club helped get ready for the event including picking up donated dresses, searching for accessories, and setting up the event.  They also worked hard to spread news of the event on social media, print, and radio.  Donations came in from across Charlotte and Union County.  All of the items offered were free of charge with no questions asked about need.  Girls were encouraged to “shop” for their entire outfit with help from the volunteers.  Angie Fortney, owner of Noma Hair & Skin Studio, was onsite to help give ideas to the girls about easy to create formal hair styles.

Volunteers from the Waxhaw Woman’s Club onsite at Project Prom.

Project Prom has already started accepting donations for next year’s event.  More info can be found at

A wide variety of prom and formal dresses are available during Project Prom
Donated shoes are available to match the chosen dress during Project Prom.
Jewelry is a must have accessory to go along with a chosen Prom dress during Project Prom.
Girls browse available dresses at Project Prom.
Clutches and handbags are available at Project Prom.
Girls show off some of the beautiful dresses they found during Project Prom.
A volunteer at Project Prom helps select the perfect earrings to go with the chosen dress.
Angie Fortney, owner of Noma Hair & Skin Studio works with the girls to get ideas for easy to create formal styles.
Volunteers at Project Prom discuss accessories with the girls.
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