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