Ali's Prom Project
12716 Pacific Avenue South
Tacoma WA 98444

Ali’s Prom Project is committed to ensuring the opportunity for
each teen to attend prom and other memorable events feeling confident,
empowered and beautiful regardless of financial and personal circumstances.

For it’s first two years in operation, the project served primarily youth in foster care.
In 2018, Ali’s Prom Project partnered with The Ruby Room and expanded to serve all low-income, foster and homeless youth in need of assistance.

Our Tacoma WA based boutique is staffed by volunteers and our inventory is 100% donation based of new and used formal wear.
Clients schedule an appointment ahead of time. At their appointment a personal stylist will assist them in picking out the perfect gown, shoes and accessories (as available) for the event.

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Who Qualifies for a Free Dress? 

  • Teens must be currently enrolled in high school and present a valid school ID card or other proof of current enrollment.

  • Must be eligible for the free or reduced lunch program, or be referred to us by a school or community service leader (ie: social worker, school counselor, teacher, youth group leader) and bring a letter or referral slip from one of the listed community members above, or proof of your eligibility for the lunch program.

  • Each teen may select one dress, as well as related accessories, if available.

  • Teens must make an appointment (providing name and contact info) and arrive on time.
    *Cancellations accepted 48 hours or more prior to the appointment date. Arriving more than 15 minutes after scheduled time, may result in forfeiture of appointment.

    Schedule your appointment here.

Volunteer at the Boutique in Tacoma

We are always looking for volunteers to join us in the boutique to help style teens and manage inventory. 


donate to our boutique

Ali's Prom Project is currently accepting donations of the following items:

  • Formal gowns and cocktail dresses

  • Dress shoes

  • Jewelry

  • Accessories including clutches

  • New Make-up

  • Strapless Bras and shape wear

  • Men's Suits and Tuxedos and shoes

For a list of drop off sites click here.



Teens enjoying trying on dresses for the dance!

Teens enjoying trying on dresses for the dance!