there were two things i was certain of when i got engaged
the guy i was going to marry
and that there would be mason jars at my wedding
lots of them
everything else seemed to fall into place
around all the mason jars of course
...and then came baby...



Friday, March 25, 2011

donate an old bridesmaid dress or formal gown to help a sister out!


i've been battling a stubborn head cold the past few days, but i've really wanted to let all you new york chiquitas know about the dress drive going on this weekend. operation prom has teamed up with 57grand to offer a 10% discount towards any 57grand purchase with the donation of one of your old prom or bridesmaid dresses. go here for a list of all drop off locations.

and don't you fret if you're not a new yorker! you can still participate! operation prom has locations throughout the country (see where here).

i love the idea of donating an old gown (that you will most likely NEVER wear again) to a girl in need for her prom day. god, remember prom? that was about 42 years ago for me, or at least it feels that way, but i can still remember how exciting/daunting it was to find "the dress". now imagine if you didn't have the finances to buy a dress or the fun accessories to go along with it? i know there are far bigger problems in the world, but frankly, a gal should get to dress up for her prom if she wants to.

i first heard about this idea back when i lived in san francisco when i got an email from the princess project. they started in the bay area and branched out to a few other california locations. i had always wanted to donate, but all my dresses were stored in my parent's basement back on the east coast. now i have no excuse.

it's the perfect time to donate those unused dresses and bring a smile to a young girl's face. add it to your spring cleaning list. out with the old, in with the new. you catch my drift?

5 comments:

Shana said...

I donated mine recently to a similar prom dress thingy. one of the girls even send me an emial with her in one of my dresses and a very sweet thank you!

Such a great idea!

à la mode said...

This is a great cause, I have also donated to event like this. No reason for me to hold onto them...

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a little bit of sunshine said...

what a great post! you've inspired me to find a out how i can donate my old bridesmaid dresses!!

Teresa said...

Party dress is indeed important for any lady. In this vibrant summer, I ponder about how I can attend every party with different dress. Can you give me a good idea? Best wishes~

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