Prom is coming! You know we are into all kinds of style for this iconic dance — from a t-shirt dress to a full-on royal gown. It’s time to start thinking about what to wear, or maybe what to do with your past-year duds. So we’re going to remind you of The Princess Project, an organization that invites people to dig through their closets and give old formal dresses a new life.
This year, the biggest dress giveaways will take place on March 8th, 9th, 15th and 22nd at 2099 Market Street in San Francisco. Girls camp out the night before and line up at the door to have their chance to choose from all types of dresses in sizes 0-30. All you need is a high school ID to enter. The Princess Project is 100% volunteer run, and lots of volunteers are teen girls who want to help their peers find their dream dresses for Prom (yay!).
There are similar organizations in many states around the country — check the state-by-state guide via Donate My Dress, another great organization, to find a dress donation and giveaway project near you. If you’re feeling like doing something extra amazing, download Donate My Dress’s guide to learn how to start a dress drive in your own hometown.