DONATIONS AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Set-up: April 21 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Dress Selection: April 22 and 23 | 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Once again, Temple Emanu-El will help more than 250 low-income New York City high school seniors to shine at their spring proms. In partnership with Park Avenue Synagogue, we will provide a “boutique” shopping experience, aimed at providing these young women with free prom ensembles.
The girls who attend Project Prom are recommended by their guidance counselors or parent coordinators and come from public schools around the city as well as several other community organizations that Temple Emanu-El works with closely. Last year we hosted girls from Liberty High School, Manhattan Bridges High School, Hunter College’s Now program, Good Shepherd, High School for Fashion Industries, among many others.
One of the most important goals of this event is to enable the girls to shop, along with volunteer “personal shoppers,” so that they may experience the excitement of getting ready for the prom and celebrate their achievements.
There are three easy ways for you to participate:
- We are accepting donations of NEW or gently used, youthful-looking spring/summer formal dresses. Please make sure dresses are clean and in good condition. We are also in need of NEW evening shoes, evening bags and jewelry. We cannot accept any sealed cosmetics at this time, as we have an abundance. Please drop off donations to Temple Emanu-El’s 65th Street lobby. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept used shoes at this time.
- Help set up on Tuesday, April 21 from 10 AM to 4 PM
- Assist girls with dress selections on Wednesday, April 22 and Thursday, April 23 from 10 AM to 6 PM
Temple members interested in volunteering should contact the Tikkun Olam Committee at email@example.com. Please provide your contact information phone numbera nd email address, as well as the days and times you are available to help.
Note: All donations to Temple Emanu-El’s Project Prom are tax deductible. Please provide a detailed inventory of items to us, and we will provide a letter for tax purposes.
Donations should be delivered to:
Attn: Tikkun Olam
One East 65th Street
New York, NY 10065