Project Prom annual giveaway begins, benefits underprivileged teens

Annual Project Prom giveaway to being in March


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Gage Goulding, News Editor

PITTSBURGH — It is almost prom season, and the annual Project Prom giveaway program is getting underway.

The Department of Human Services (DHS) and the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) are gearing up to hold their annual event which benefits eligible high school students.

According to a statement from the Allegheny County Department of Human Services, the giveaway kicks-off at NCJW’s Thriftique shop in Lawrenceville on March 9 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The event will also be held on these dates:

  • March 11 — 3-6 p.m.
  • March 14 — 3-6:30 p.m.
  • March 16 — 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

For students to qualify for the program, they must be high school students living in Allegheny County and qualify for a free or reduced school lunch. Students are also eligible if a household member is on active military duty or a veteran.

According to the DHS, an assortment of free and currently in style dresses of all sizes and colors will be offered at the event. Teens will also be able to select from brand-new and gently used gowns.

Shoes and accessories to accompany the outfits will also be available. Volunteers will be at the events to help assist teens with the shopping experience.

For more information on Project Prom, visit their website.