In 2000, the Texas Lonestars created Project Princess, a non-profit organization that provides teenage girls in the Austin area a chance to attend their high school prom without having to stress over spending. Memories are priceless, but prom night is far from cheap. Did you know that in 2013 the average cost of prom rose to $1,139? That’s outrageous! The goal of Project Princess is to give every girl a chance to have her special night–regardless of her financial situation. We believe every girl deserves to be treated like a princess!
Our Project Princess Director and her faithful committee work year-round to organize Boutique Day in the spring. At Boutique Day girls are paired with their very own Lonestar personal shopper who helps them find the perfect dress, pair of shoes, and accessories for a dazzling debut. We also provide other services such as a hair and makeup station hosted by Aveda, a raffle featuring gift cards to restaurants and flower shops, and a photo booth to remember it all.
Interested in joining this special cause? You can help us make Boutique Day 2014 our best yet! We’re always looking for gently used dresses, shoes, and items such as jewelry, handbags, or hair accessories. Local businesses can donate gift certificates and items for the raffle. Project Princess also has a PayPal account for monetary contributions. We are excited to finally have two permanent donation drop locations in Austin: Unbridaled and Urban Betty Salon! Donations are accepted year-round. For more information, refer to the tab below.
Questions? Comments? Feel free to contact our Head Princess, Devon Miller, at projectprincessUT@gmail.com.
Boutique Day 2014!
Boutique Day was a great success. Thank you to everyone who supported Project Princess this year. You can read all about it here on our blog!
Each year we hold our Project Princess Barbeque in the fall and our Benefit Concert in the spring. Check back closer to fall 2014 for details!
You can now drop off donations at either of our two permanent locations:
701 South Lamar Blvd.
Donations can be made any time during these hours: Tuesday & Wednesday (10 AM – 6 PM), Thursday (10 AM – 8 PM), or Friday & Saturday (10 AM – 5 PM).
1206 West 38th Street #1107 Austin, TX 78705
Donations can be made any time during these hours: Monday (9 AM – 6 PM), Tuesday-Friday (10 AM – 7 PM), Saturday (10 AM – 4 PM), or Sunday (9 AM – 4 PM)
Special Thanks To:
Your Storage Solution for their generous contribution! We finally have a solution to our storage needs.
Unbridaled and Urban Betty Salon for giving us an easier drop-off location for donors!
Scenetap for helping make our on-campus donation drive a success!
Z Tejas Grill
Mary’s Hair Studio
Texas Blooms Florist
Dillard’s Make-Up Counters
Avant Garde Studio Salon
J.S.P. Hair and Color Design
Alff’s Downtown Florist
Flowers By Nancy
A Bed of Roses
Baldwin’s Beauty School
Commons Learning Center
Corners of Time
The Rob and Ann McKee Family Foundation
Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity
Barton Creek Mall
take a peek inside Boutique Day!