San Diego organization looking for prom dresses

April 19, 2017 by  

For the ninth year, the San Diego chapter of the Princess Project, a nonprofit organization, is looking for gently used dresses to give to low-income families who could not otherwise afford to purchase a gown. The Project gives one dress and accessory to eligible teens in grades 9-12.

The nonprofit is looking for used formals that have been worn as prom dresses, bridesmaids’ dresses, cocktail party dresses, or for quinceaƱera celebrations. They also need accessories such as evening wraps, purses, and jewelry, and will be happy to accept gowns of any color, size, or fabric.

In addition, they would like gowns that were manufactured some time between 2006 and now. The dresses should be on hangers, and must have been dry-cleaned. The accessories, too, must be clean, in good shape, and stylish.

People can drop off the dresses at the public library in Chula Vista, which is on Orange Avenue. Donations will be accepted until tomorrow, April 20, and the library is open from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm Monday through Thursday.

Once the dresses are received, people can choose them from a number of locations in San Diego County including the Chula Vista Library, the El Cajon Library, the Vista County Library, and Westfield Horton Plaza. Details are available on the Princess Project website.

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