Thanks to the Katy Chamber of Commerce, there are now enough sequins, beads, and ruffles in the Krause Children’s Center prom closet to clothe all the models on an episode of Project Runway. But these dresses have another destination: they have been donated for the teen girls at Krause to wear for their prom, “A Night to Remember” on May 21st.
There are now about 80 dresses, donated by the community and gathered by the chamber. There will be a growing inventory and “perpetual prom closet” at Krause for future proms, and tuxedoes are being rented for the guys.
Pictured is Lori Gunn with Krause. (No relation to Tim.)
For most of the 50 girls, this will be the first chance they’ve had to get their sparkle on, according to Tawana Goodwin, Krause director of volunteers. The chamber is also collecting shoes and money for corsages. On prom day they will get their hair and makeup done, along with manis and pedis. “This kind of pampering is an all-new experience for them, believe me,” said Goodwin, who is almost as excited as the kids. When the kids make their red-carpet entrance, “A Night to Remember” will also be their night to shine.
Catch the write-up in Ultimate Katy.