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To nurture the social and emotional needs of our community through the gifting of formal wear.
In 2011 our local school district had a Prom Closet where they offered their students gowns, shoes and accessories at a very low cost for prom. We teamed up with them to help them get out in the community to gain more exposure and get more donations for their Prom Closet. We got radio spots and we held Gown Drives for them. While doing all of this, we had so many people in the community who were in need come to us asking for gowns themselves and, unfortunately, the Prom Closet was only open to students of that specific school only for security purposes.
BUT, that gave us an idea - what if we held a gown event in the community that was open to everyone and we just gave gowns away for free? That way we could help so many more people. We went to the school we had worked with and got their blessing and in 2013 The Gifted Gown was born! We started with 25 dresses and now we have over 2700 and have been able to help over 865 people with the most special events in their lives - what an incredible job to have, right?!!!
The Gifted Gown began because we wanted to help people - plain and simple. Formal and semi-formal occasions are moments in life which are special and create memories for people to take with them for years to come. We wanted to help bring these special moments to life and make sure no one misses out on the chance to experience all that life has to offer.
We are available all year, by appointment, for any formal or semi-formal occasion - Proms, College Formals, Graduations, Military Balls, etc. We, also, take in donations of attire all year in order to be able to provide this service to all of our community. Visit our Donate page to learn more!
Have items to donate?
Are you running out of room in your closet? Do you have a gown or tux/suit that you just love but won't wear any longer? We're happy to find your precious items new homes.