Do you need a beautiful dress for prom, homecoming, or your quinceañera?
The Ruby Room is a nonprofit organization providing formal attire to teens in financial need across the State of Washington, enabling them to participate in high school milestone events. Teens come from across the state to receive a dress they can keep, at no charge.
Dresses, shoes, and accessories are collected throughout the year and made available at the Ruby Room Boutique at several times throughout the year to coincide with milestone events (homecoming, prom, etc.). Ruby Room clients are paired with a personal shopper who assists them in picking out the perfect gown.
About the Ruby Room
The Ruby Room as founded on the belief that everyone should be able to attend their high school events, regardless of their ability to pay.
Since 2002 The Ruby Room has “leveled the dance floor” for all high school students. The Seattle non-profit, provides free formal attire to teens in financial need across the State of Washington, enabling them to participate in high school milestone events. Teens come from across the state to receive a dress they can keep, at no charge.
After thirteen years of dedicated service, Ruby Room Founder, Nyla Bitterman, stepped down from her role as Executive Director. January 2016 a new Executive Director was appointed. Stepping into this role is Ellen Young, she has a background in fashion and nonprofit service as Founder of The F-factor an organization utilizing fashion as their tool to build self-confidence in foster children. With the merger, Ruby Room’s parent company is The F-factor.
Ruby Room Appointments in Bellevue
The Ruby Room is located in Downtown Bellevue in a spacious and bright boutique space across the street from Bellevue Square Mall.
The Boutique at Ruby Room offers a selection of formal dresses for prom, homecoming, or quinceañera.
Choose from brand new and lightly used dresses in every color and size, and even a few designer labels throughout the collection. Shoes and accessories are also available to complete the look for your special occasion.
Appointments are required. Visit the Ruby Room website for guidelines and to make an appointment.
Ali’s Prom Project in Tacoma
Ali’s Prom Project is committed to ensuring the opportunity for every teen to attend prom and other memorable events feeling confident, empowered and beautiful regardless of financial and personal circumstances. The Tacoma, WA based boutique is staffed by volunteers and the inventory is 100% donation based.
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 and homeless youth in need of assistance.
Clients schedule an appointment ahead of time. At their appointment, clients are paired with a personal shopper who assists them in picking out the perfect gown, shoes and accessories available for her event.