Katie's Project was founded in 2008 by St. James High School student Katie Rhoden. Katie wanted to help students with the cost of formal wear for prom.
Kathy Foxworth of LITUS properties helped establish Katie's project as a nonprofit organization. Run solely on donations and volunteers Katie’s Project helps underprivileged Horry County teens attend prom in style. They provide formal wear, photography, makeup, shoes, accessories, dinner, transportation, and even the cost of prom tickets for teens who cannot afford to attend.
Katie's project is always excepting donations of:
- Gently used formal wear (gowns and tuxedos)
- New makeup
- Costume jewelry
- Gift certificates for dinner
- Monetary donations
The Mr. Myrtle Beach Man Pageant is one of the fundraisers used by Katie's Project. Each contestant competes to get the most votes. Each vote is a monetary donation to Katie's Project. If you or someone you know know is interested in being a contestant, you can enter here.
Editor's note: This article was produced by an Horry-Georgetown Technical College student enrolled in the ENG 155 class, led by Dean Blumberg, in partnership with TheDigitel Myrtle Beach to bring awareness to area non-profits while providing hands-on experience.