Project PROMise

For many high school students, going to the prom is an event anticipated for years—but not going to the prom because the family can’t afford a formal dress can be devastating. Project PROMise helps provide formal dresses, shoes, and accessories to girls in need in Highline Public Schools.

Since there will be no official Prom events in the 2020-2021 school year, we will not be holding the Project PROMise event in 2021. Check back in the 2021-2022 school year as we gear up for our return! 

Please note, we are not currently accepting donations of dresses, as our storage space is filled to capacity. If you are interested in donations of accessories, men’s attire/suits and shoes, please email the Foundation at, or call us at 206-631-3120.

Highline Schools Foundation has collected new and gently worn prom-appropriate dresses and accessories from our community. And each spring, Highline Public School high school students in need will be invited to “go shopping”  for the perfect dress and accessories for their prom. The dresses are offered to the students to keep, or they may return them to the Foundation to be used the following year.

Thanks to Macy’s Southcenter, the Foundation received an amazing donation for Project PROMise in summer 2020. Our next Project PROMise event will feature 1,400 new Macy’s dresses for Highline students to select from — at no cost to the student. The average retail cost of each of these dresses is $200 — making this an in-kind donation valued at $250,000. Thank you Andrea Heffner Reay at Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce for making this connection. 

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Volunteer at the next Project PROMise

Volunteers make this event happen! It takes many volunteers to make this event special for these young women and we hope you will be part of this rewarding outreach program. If you would like to be added to the list for next year, please visit our Volunteer page where you can sign up to receive more information about this and other volunteer opportunities at Highline Schools Foundation.

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Sponsorship and Donation Opportunities

Project PROMise sponsorship and donations provides individuals and businesses great exposure in our community, and provides Highline Schools Foundation with resources to support this program. Donation of services (such as hair styling, manicures and pedicures, and other spa treatments) are also greatly appreciated! 

Donations allow Highline Schools Foundation to:

  • Purchase hardware like hangers and dress racks
  • Provide dry cleaning for dresses as necessary
  • Provide supplies for our volunteer seamstresses

Please contact the Highline Schools Foundation for more information at or (206) 631-3120.

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