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Dress Drive

Every holiday season, the Sustainability Initiative, University Housing and Katie's Project partner together to collect prom dresses from students. 

Dress Drive

If you head home for the holiday break, take a moment to check your closets. Please donate your formal dresses, shoes, jewelry and accessories to a local organization called Katie's Project. 

Dress Drive - Now until January 20, 2013

Donation Locations:

  • Student Center Lobby
  • Ingle Hall lobby
  • Grand Strand Activity House

 Katie's Project

The mission of Katie's Project is to enhance the self worth and esteem of underprivileged youth by providing support in attending milestone social events and opportunities for positive development. 


Prom is becoming increasingly more expensive for students and their parents. It’s no surprise that not everyone can afford to spend hundreds on one night, however we can all remember the excitement and anticipation of our prom. 

Our mission is to help students attend milestone events in their young lives that require formal attire. From prom to the school pagent, we are here to help by eliminating some of the stress and embarrassment associated with not being able to afford what costs an average $600 a person.

Inspired by one girl’s school project and kept alive by the philanthropic efforts of local businesswoman, Kathy Foxworth, we've become an organization that thrives on the support of our community and functions year round.

Our Boutique is always accepting donations from both men and women of all ages. It is our goal to make sure everyone gets to enjoy prom in style and grace.