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What it’s all about: Donate My Dress is a national campaign that encourages girls across the United States to donate their prom or other special occasion dresses to other young women who can’t afford to buy a new dress for their own proms, sweet 16 parties, quinceañeras, or formals. Around the country, numerous individual chapters of the Donate My Dress network organize events and dress drives to continue providing young women with the clothing and the accessories they need for some of the most memorable events in their lives. Check out some of the superstar individual chapters on 2012’s list of Purple Dress Award winners!
To further promote their cause, Donate my Dress has reached out the fabulous Victoria Justice to be the organization’s 2012 spokesperson, and creates partnerships, like their current partnership with Omni Hotels and Resorts, where women can receive Bloomingdale’s gift certificates on a weekend away, in return for donating their special occasion dresses. And the Donate my Dress website not only connects women with donation locations and special offers, but also connects girls with great ideas for prom, such as their link for “Prom Dresses Under $100.”
If you’ve been to prom already, or any special dance for that matter, you know how important it is to feel and look your best. It can be tough to make that happen without the financial resources. Donate my Dress can ease that burden, and change prom night for so many deserving girls. Read the real stories of young women who’ve received a dress from this inspiring organization. As one dress recipient says, “My senior year has been extremely expensive and with so much to pay for, the help with the dress, jewelry, purse, and makeup is truly appreciated. I was like a kid in a candy store picking out the perfect dress for a well-deserved night of dress up and fun.”
How can YOU get involved in Donate My Dress?
Donate: Obviously, one of the primary ways you can contribute to Donate my Dress is by donating a gently used dress that you may have worn to a dance or special event. For more information about where you can donate in your area, visit the donation information page of the Donate my Dress website. There are even national stores listed who accept donations by mail!
Organize a dress drive! If there’s not already a dress drive in your community, the Donate my Dress website provides a full guide for organizing one yourself!
Visit the Donatemydress.org website:
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Here, Victoria Justice encourages YOU to donate your dress, too!