Teen Throws A Prom At A Women's Shelter: It's A 'Special Night For Other People'

What a beautiful night.

Hope Place, Seattle's Union Gospel Mission's shelter for women, helps those who are homeless or recovering from drug addictions, domestic violence and other unfortunate circumstances.


But Isaac Chan, 18, decided it was time to do something extra special for the women at the shelter during prom season.

"A lot of money is being spent on ourselves and our dates," Chan told the Bellevue Reporter. "I wanted to put together a special night for other people."

So, together with his classmates at Washington's Newport High School, Chan raised over $2,000 dollars and organized a special prom night at the shelter. 

According to the Bellevue Reporter, the women received free hairstyling, over 100 student-donated dresses, and manicures as well as a three-course dinner and a student-run jazz combo for entertainment.

As for his own prom, Chad says he decided to go, but he was mindful of all the unnecessary expenses. "Why would I pay $80 on a limo with my friends that could feed 10 people dinner for a night instead?" he added in the report.

And this isn't the first time we've seen teens turn prom into an opportunity to accomplish something greater. 

This past April, 17-year-old Ashley Yong used the money she saved for her prom dress to buy everyday items for the homeless

That same month, Jacob Lescenski, a straight teen, asked his gay best friend to prom and rallied support for the gay community.

And that's something to celebrate.

For more information about Seattle's Union Gospel Mission and ways you can help, be sure to check out their website.

(H/T: The Huffington Post)

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