A Prom Like No Other
On May 11th, Youth Haven held our first annual prom night. “From This Moment” was a night that our youth will never forget. Many of the youth that we assist were unable to attend a prom, either because they weren’t able to finish school or they didn’t have the money to attend. The average cost to attend a prom is more than $800 per student.
When you don’t have a permanent place to live the last thing you often think about is school and even less important is attending a prom. That doesn’t stop someone from dreaming of attending the Prom so, with the support of some phenomenal sponsors and extraordinary volunteers, we were able to bring that dream to life.
Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing some special memories and, most importantly, thanking the amazing people who made this incredible event possible. Please show your appreciation to these generous people and companies for their donations.
When our youth arrived at the prom, they walked into a magnificently decorated venue which immediately showed that they were in for a special night.
Please check out these photos by the incredibly talented Laura Joy of Laura Joy Photography as we acknowledge our first group of donors.
“From This Moment” took place at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 147. The wonderful folks at the Legion provided the venue at no cost. We want to extend a special thanks to Raylene who did a fabulous job of arranging everything at the Legion for the event.
The gorgeous draping that greeted guests when they arrived was supplied by Westway Tents. Westway Tents is located at 18 Alliance Blvd, Unit 10 in Barrie.
Flowers were provided by the wonderful folks at Pick Me Up Flowers. They are located at 7 Anne Street South, Unit 6 in Barrie.
Westway Tents and Pick Me Up Flowers both found out about the prom from the amazingly generous Lynn Bogoje of Cheers.
Not only did Lynn Bogoje donate her time to arrange these fabulous contributions to the event, but she also decorated the venue, designed & created the corsages/boutonnieres and provided her incredible DJ services that night. Lynn was also a dedicated member of the Prom Committee.
We are deeply grateful to Lynn for everything that she did to ensure that “From This Moment” was a success. Please be sure to like the Cheers Facebook page. Remember, Cheers is here to make your Special Occasion a memorable one!
Stay tuned for photos of beautiful dresses, inspired performers, and so much more!