Help students have a prom to remember

Help students have a prom to remember

All dressed up with no place to go?

If last year’s party dress or suit is just hanging around, dig it out of the closet and send it on another date! The students at Lincoln International High School, a school for new immigrants and refugees, need gently used formal wear for an experience they’ll never forget – their prom. Last year St. Thomas students and staff contributed more than 100 prom dresses for the LIH prom. This year, dresses are still welcome, and guys' formal wear is on the "wanted" list, too.

The students at Lincoln International High School, a longtime community partner of the University of St. Thomas, come from all over the world. They work hard to catch up with the American school system without even the basics of English and come to school some days without a pair of socks. They hold down jobs in order to support their families.   

Here's what's needed: dresses, men's and women's dress shoes, men's formal wear (sport coats, ties, dress shirts, dress pants), and accessories (jewelry, hair decorations, purses, wraps, gloves, etc.)

Through your generosity, the girls will wear their “new” dresses and the boys will look spectacular at their May 18 prom. Help them to have an experience they'll remember fondly forever.

Bring gently used formal wear through Wednesday, May 2, to the Office of Service-Learning, Room 106, Summit Classroom Building ("old McNeely"). If no one is available to receive your donation, you may drop off formal wear at the ELS Language Center Office, Room 118, Summit Classroom Building.

Questions? Contact Jessica Cook, interim director of service-learning, (651) 962-5380.