Red Bank’s Project Prom helps youth in community

RED BANK—For eight years, Red Bank Methodist Church has ministered to the youth of its community and beyond by offering formal prom attire for free. 

This mission went from 12 dresses eight years ago to an inventory of more than 200 gowns today. They have also added men’s formal attire, shoes, jewelry and handmade corsages. 

Weekly drawings for donated gift cards was introduced three years ago, offering each winner an opportunity to reduce the monetary burden of this monumental event in their high school years.

They also provide attire for military balls and school pageants.

“We believe strongly in covering this event in prayer and reaching each young person for Jesus,” volunteers shared.

Each young person is showered with love and attention as volunteers “ooo” and “ahhh” over each beautiful young lady and handsome young man as they try on their outfit of choice. These same young people return the next year to receive what God has graciously and abundantly provided as well as return what they received the year prior so others can be blessed as well.

God continues to bless this mission each year through the generosity of the community. Individual donations, support from Mission Lexington and yearly gifting of gowns from Catz Formals has helped grow this ministry to what it is today.

Red Bank UMC said they covet prayers and encourage all to share about this ministry with local community members and schools so that they can continue to bless others with the love of Jesus.

Donations of men’s and women’s formal attire, shoes and accessories are gladly accepted. For more information, contact 803-359-4031 or email [email protected].

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