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Las Vegas nonprofit provides prom dresses, tuxedos for free to disadvantaged students

Posted at 11:58 PM, Feb 28, 2018

Prom season is just around the corner but unfortunately, not everyone will get the chance to go. A Las Vegas nonprofit is trying to make it possible for more teens to attend the expensive night.

Project 150will have their fifth annual Prom Closet event on March 17.

The event has thousands of dresses and tuxedos available along with shoes and accessories. Students who have a school ID will be able to rent an entire outfit for free.

Project 150 is a nonprofit organization that helps 6,000 homeless, displaces, and disadvantaged high school students that need help with food, clothes, school supplies, and hygiene items.

"The quality of the gowns that are there, we're talking $1,500-$3,000 gowns that these ladies can pick from," said Project 150 Executive Director Meli Pulido.

Project 150 partners with Zappos to make the huge event happen.

Hundreds of volunteers put in hundreds of hours of work to make the day a big success. A red carpet is rolled out and the items are organized by size and color.

They're still in need of volunteers the next three Saturdays. And they need plus size gowns, belts, dress shoes, nice button up shirts, and vests.