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Prom Closet Nanaimo helps students get prom perfect

Feb 8, 2018 at 10:45 AM, The Nanaimo News Bulletin


There are no glass slippers or fairy godmothers at Prom Closet Nanaimo, but volunteers are helping teens feel like the belle of the ball without breaking the bank.

Prom Closet, a non-profit, is all about dialing down the financial pressure of prom and giving Vancouver Island’s graduating students an alternative to buying new.

Since it opened in 2015, it’s helped more than 100 students from communities like Nanaimo, Duncan, Port Alberni and Ahousaht.


Prom Closet helps dress up graduates

Mar 1, 2016 at 6:00 AM, The Nanaimo News Bulletin

Prom is not just the event of the year – it’s a celebration many teenage girls dream about from the first moment they step into the halls of high school.

One Nanaimo group is opening up its closet to make sure every graduate feels fit for the formal.

Prom Closet, a non-profit group, and its volunteers are hosting a two-day boutique this March to help graduates who are challenged to afford gowns find the perfect prom ensemble.


Nanaimo group offers free, lightly used gowns for prom

Feb 18, 2015 at 8:00 AM, The Nanaimo News Bulletin

A Nanaimo group is offering free prom dresses to ensure every graduating belle feels ready to go to the ball.

Prom Closet Nanaimo is making its debut this year, offering lightly used and free gowns to make sure the financial challenges of prom don’t hold graduates back from joining celebrations.

Prom can get pricey with some teens paying upwards of $500 to get the right dress, according to volunteers, who want to offer an alternative to those in financial need as well as teens who’d rather get something second-hand.