In 2009, Mrs. Ham was a senior a Middle Tennessee State University and was a part of the Eta Kappa chapter of Gamma Sigma Sigma National Service Sorority. While healing from surgery she was contemplating a unique and much needed service project for the area. The first prom dress drive was held at the Tom Jackson building on Middle Tennessee State University campus. Mrs. Ham found herself more involved in the prom dress drive year after year and in 2011 the name Archie’s Promise was born.
The way you look impacts how you feel. An individual’s evaluation of their clothing can affect their self-esteem, confidence, and ability to perform adequately. How can you help? You can change a life by donating your new and gently used business & formal wear. Clothing is recyclable, and you can keep one more piece of clothing from entering the land field by donating formal wear to Archie’s Promise. Help reshape an individual’s future by donating your suit for their upcoming interview or graduation ceremony. By donating, you are giving individuals a chance to build up their self-esteem and improve their quality of life.