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Prom for the Homeless

July 4, 2015

When you think back to your high school prom, what memories come to mind? Magical? Monumental?   


Do your memories include expensive dresses, fancy dinners, corsages, and tuxedos?  Those were not in the cards for many women at Hope Place, a homeless women’s shelter run by Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission. So Isaac Chan, a senior at Newport High School in Bellevue, Washington decided to change that reality. Using some of the money that he would have spent on prom, along with the help of many of his fellow students, Isaac Chan provided the roughly 90 women of Hope Place a memorable evening complete with fancy dresses, live music, a three-course meal, and—most importantly, according to Chan—a sense of dignity. 


For the June 8 pre-prom story from the Seattle Times, click: http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/eastside/this-teens-prom-night-splurge-will-cheer-homeless-women/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=article_left.  


For the June 16 post-prom follow-up from the Huffington Post, click http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/16/hope-place-seattle-shelter-prom_n_7587796.html.

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