Help Send Local Girls to their Prom in Style

Project PROMise(tm) LogoFebruary is Community DRESS DRIVE Month!

Project PROMise™ is Highline School’s Foundation’s outreach program in which new and gently used formal dresses are collected from our community and given to local students in need so they can attend their prom in style!

For the 9th Annual Project PROMise, the Highline Schools Foundation is collecting beautiful new and gently worn formal dresses and gowns, shoes and accessories from throughout our community. Highline School District high school students in need will be invited to “go shopping” this spring, for the perfect dress and accessories for their prom.

Clean, new or gently used prom dresses, shoes, accessories, and jewelry can be dropped off at the Highline Schools Foundation office (located inside the Highline Public Schools district headquarters at 15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW, Burien) or the following schools and locations by March 1, 2017:

  • Burien Community Center: 14700 6th Ave SW, Burien
  • Highline High School: 225 S. 152nd St, Burien
  • Mount Rainier High School: 22450 19th Ave S, Des Moines
  • Evergreen Campus: 830 SW 116th St, Seattle
  • Tyee Campus: 4424 S. 188th St, SeaTac

We accept all sizes but have a special need for small and large and plus sizes.  Since proms are held in May and June, spring colors are preferred. Accessories including shoes, handbags, jewelry and wraps, and undergarments (like Spanx and strapless bras) are also needed.

A very big THANK YOU to Burien Community Center and Burien Parks and Recreation for their partnership support of Project PROMise!The Foundation appreciates the Burien Community Center and Burien Parks and Recreation for their partnership support of Project PROMise. Call the Highline Schools Foundation office at 206-248-5196 or email Highline Schools Foundation trustee Meridith Luethe for more information about sponsorships (or download the form here: Project PROMise 2017 Sponsor Opportunities).  Highline Schools Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable corporation and your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the law. Tax ID # 91-2020506

Sponsorship Opportunities!

Project PROMise 2017 Sponsor Opportunities

Project Promise Sponsorship provides individuals and businesses great exposure in our community, and provides Highline Schools Foundation with resources to be able to support Project PROMise™ and other important programs to help students in Highline Public Schools.

Sponsorships allow Highline Schools Foundation to:

  • Purchase discounted dresses in sizes needed (we run out of very small and larger sizes each year)
  • Purchase hardware like hangers, dress racks
  • Provide dry cleaning for dresses as necessary
  • Provide supplies for our volunteer seamstresses
  • Offer raffle items for our participants, like dinner certificates, make-overs, manicures, etc.

Highline Schools Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable corporation and your
donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the law.

Please call the Highline Schools Foundation office at 206-248-5196 or email [email protected] for more information or to arrange a pick-up of dresses.

A great way to support Project Promise is to attend the upcoming CAUSEmopolitan at Cedarbrook Lodge!

CAUSEmopolitan at Cedarbrook Lodge, February 10, 2017On Friday, February 10, please join us for CAUSEmopolitan, a sophisticated and unique fundraising event featuring cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and beautiful ambiance and showcasing some of Highline Schools Foundation’s most impactful programs – like Project PROMise. During the evening, you will enjoy live music by the Global Connections Jazz Band and the Gregory Heights Elementary Ukulele Players, a Project PROMise™ fashion show, a group-art experience led by local artist Lory Newsom, Cedarbrook Lodge signature cosmopolitans and so much more! We hope you will join us! Entertainment & inspiration guaranteed! Tickets are on sale now! Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Since 1999, the Highline Schools Foundation has been supporting innovation and excellence in Highline Public Schools. Our funding priorities focus on programs to improve academic achievement, supporting college and career readiness, grants to teachers for engaging classroom projects, the arts, athletics, and programs that keep students in school and productive. Highline is a district full of need and opportunity. The Highline Schools Foundation is the only non-profit organization dedicated to all schools in our district—our goal is to help as many students as possible be successful!

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