Help send local girls to their prom in style via ‘Project PROMise’


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Highline Schools Foundation is celebrating the 11th year of ‘Project PROMise,’ their 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!

Highline Schools Foundation is collecting new and gently worn prom-appropriate dresses (formal, prom, homecoming, bridesmaids, party dresses), wraps, shoes (strappy sandals, pumps, mid to high heels), and jewelry from our community. This spring, Highline School District high school students in need will be invited to “go shopping” for the perfect dress and accessories for their prom.

Donations can be dropped off at the Highline Schools Foundation office year-round (located inside the Highline Public Schools central office at 15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW, Burien) or the following schools and locations in February:

  • Burien Community Center: 14700 6th Ave SW, Burien
  • Big Picture Schools: 440 South 186th Street, Burien
  • Evergreen High School: 830 SW 116th St, Seattle
  • Highline High School: 225 S. 152nd St, Burien
  • Mount Rainier High School: 22450 19th Ave S, Des Moines
  • Pollock Insurance: 654 S 152nd St, Burien
  • Tyee High School: 4424 S. 188th St, SeaTac

Highline Schools Foundation welcomes donations of new and gently worn long and short formal dresses in all sizes, especially small sizes (0-4) and plus sizes. Since proms are held in May and June, spring colors are preferred. Accessories, including wraps, shoes, jewelry, handbags, and undergarments (strapless bras, Spanx) are also needed.

The Foundation appreciates the Burien Community Center and Burien Parks and Recreation for their partnership support of Project PROMise.

Monetary donations and donations of services are also greatly appreciated! A 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. Please contact Anne Baunach, Highline Schools Foundation Executive Director, for more information about sponsorship opportunities available for all foundation programs and events: [email protected] or (206) 631-3120.

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

Highline Schools Foundation supports many programs across Highline Public Schools. Some of these programs include Excel and Impact Grants to teachers and staff in Highline Public Schools to support innovation in the classroom. In 2018, they awarded over $122,065 in Excel and Impact grants. Student basic needs including evening and weekend food, shoes, backpacks and school supplies, and clothing; and scholarships to Highline Public School graduates who plan to attend 2-year and 4-year colleges and universities as well as trade schools. In 2018, they awarded nearly $210,000 in scholarships.

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