Project Prom

Each spring, NCJW Pittsburgh partners with the Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS) to help make participation in prom by area teens a little easier by providing free prom attire at a multi-day Project Prom pop-up boutique. Clothing, accessories and shoes are provided through the generosity of individuals and retailers.

The Project Prom boutique offers hundreds of gowns and other prom attire in every imaginable color, size, and style, mostly brand new and from well-known designers. NCJW volunteers help each teen find their perfect outfit and accessories. DEI training is provided. Check out our newsletters starting in January for details on how to join the NCJW volunteer cohort, and plan to participate in an exciting day with others in the NCJW network.

Do you have prom attire to donate? DHS accepts donations January-March. See their website (scroll down to the Project Prom line) for details. Here, you can also find details on how to register your student for a shopping time slot.

Outside the January-March timeframe? Our own Thriftique accepts gently used prom attire and accessories to sell at greatly reduced rates, with funds raised going to support NCJW programming. Each year, Thriftique donates clothing to Project Prom.