First ever hospital-wide prom, Child Life accepting donations

It is prom season and The Child Life Department wants all Texas Children’s teens to be able to experience a night of glitz, glam, and guaranteed fun. They are hosting the first hospital-wide prom on Friday, May 11 from 7 to 10 p.m., and they need your help to pull this event off!

In order to make sure all patients have prom attire, Child Life will be collecting formal wear from Texas Children’s employees from now until Monday, May 7.

Men’s and women’s formal wear in all sizes will be accepted and must be dry cleaned before being donated. Please be sure to submit the dry cleaning receipt along with the items.

Prom is open to inpatient and outpatient kids ages 13 and up, and includes a plus one for anyone over 13 as well.

The 16th floor of West Tower will be available the day of prom for patients to get dressed to impress. Professional stylists will be available to perfect their hair and makeup, and accessories will also be provided to add the finishing touches to the patient’s ensemble.

Child Life is also working with The Glass Slipper Foundation to provide formal wear for all inpatient and outpatient kids.

The Glass Slipper Foundation is a nonprofit organization that was inspired by an adolescent who resided in a Residential Treatment Facility. The foundation is an entity of, Vessels Interceding Sowing Into Our Nation (VISION Inc.), which is an organization that supports the physical, emotional, and social needs of at-risk adolescent females.

Inpatient and outpatient children will be able to attend a shopping day to pick out their prom attire.

The outpatient shopping day will be held Saturday, April 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fifth Ward Multi Service Center, located at 4014 Market Street, Houston, Texas 77020.

The inpatient shopping day will be held here at Texas Children’s Hospital on the 16th floor of West Tower Thursday, May 10. An exact time of day will be announced soon.

Prom will be held in the third floor conference rooms in Mark A. Wallace Tower. This year’s prom theme is Hollywood Nights. There will be dancing, food, pictures, and more!

Donations will be accepted in the Texas Children’s Hospital Volunteer Services office.