Belle of the Ball Project is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, which provides Prom and Homecoming dresses to high school girls in Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Polk, Hernando, Citrus and surrounding counties for their high school dances. Our mission statement is “No girl should be denied the opportunity to attend her high school dance because of financial difficulties”. We are a 100% volunteer organization and rely solely on donations and sponsors. For information on how you can volunteer and/or make a donation, please visit our website at:

Belle of the Ball’s beautifully decorated 5,000 sq.ft boutique is located at 1210 Holt Avenue in Clearwater. The Boutique is ONLY open on designated dress distribution shopping days. High school girls can choose from over 3,000 gorgeous donated dresses that are organized by color and size (many still have the tags on them) for their high school dances and military ball dance.

To qualify for a dress the high school girl must appear in person. No documentation or referral letter is necessary for we operate on the honor system. Our goal is to provide an enjoyable atmosphere creating a memorable experience for the girls! The girls are allowed one person on the boutique floor to help them select their dress, however please note that men and children are not allowed on the floor. The Belle of the Ball volunteers will be available to help you select dresses and assist you in the dressing room as needed.

All shopping distribution days are held on Saturdays between the hours of 9am- 2pm. No appointments are necessary, nor do we make them.

Homecoming 2019 Shopping dates are:

Saturday, September 7th 9am – 2pm

Saturday, September 21st 9am – 2pm

Saturday, October 5th 9am – 2pm

Saturday, October 12th 9am – 2pm

These are the ONLY days to receive a dress for Homecoming season

For more information please visit:

Our Website:

Facebook: Tampa Bay Area Belle of the Ball Twitter: BelleOfTheBall @TBayBelleofBall

To contact us:

Office phone: 1-877-77BELLE (1-877-772-3553)

To volunteer: To donate:

Director of Operations: Barbara McCarthy

The School Board of Pinellas County is neither sponsoring nor affiliated with this event.