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Where To Donate Prom Dresses Locally

Where To Donate Prom Dresses Locally

Prom season is approaching, and teens are scrambling to find the perfect date and perfect dress for that special night.

One of our readers asked:

Do you know of any organizations that are collecting prom dresses in the Philadelphia area?

Prom is a night that many students dream of attending during their junior or senior year, but it can be a financial burden for some, especially for only one night.

If you have a prom dress you have been meaning to part with to help another student, here are some places you can donate your dress.


Because prom is a seasonal event, most drives are only at a certain time throughout the year. Please be mindful of dates, and check with the organizations if you have questions.

Police Athletic League

PAL will be hosting an event giving away prom dresses on March 12th at Cozen PAL at 732 N. 17th Street from 4:30pm to 7:30pm. The deadline to donate is Friday, March 8th. They are also accepting shoes, handbags, and other accessories.

Donations can be delivered to these three locations.

  • Cardinal O’Hara High School – 1701 S. Sproul Road, Springfield, PA 19064
    • Contact: Mrs. Linda Wert 610-544-3800 x1821
  • PAL HQ – 3068 Belgrade Street, Philadelphia, PA 19134
    • Contact: Nadirah D. McCauley 215-291-9000 x195
  • Cozen O’Connor – One Liberty Place, 1650 Market Street, Suite 2800, Philadelphia, PA
    • Contact: Nancy Rounbehler 215-665-2021

After the March 12th event, donations can still be dropped at the PAL Headquarters and Cozen O’Connor.

Project Dress Up

Project Dress Up through Oaks Integrated Care is collecting formal dresses in good condition along with shawls, dress shoes, formal purses, and jewelry. Drop offs can be made Monday through Friday from 9:00am – 5:00pm until March 15th. Donations can be delivered at the following locations.

Oaks Integrated Care Locations

  • 79 Chestnut Street, Lumberton, NJ
  • 770 Woodlane Road, Suite 15, Mount Holly, NJ
  • 128 Cross Keys Road, Berlin, NJ
  • 1138 East Chestnut Avenue, Unit 3A, Vineland, NJ

To donate, you can contact them at 609-518-5470.

Rachel’s Prom Fantasy

Rachel Malampy created this drive after being unable to attend her own prom and did not use the dress she bought. This drive benefits girls in Philadelphia schools.

Donations can be delivered to the Academy Injury and Health Center at 2808 Southampton Road, Philadelphia PA 19154 .

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Siani Colón is a Philly-based journalist, born and raised in the city, focused on community-based reporting. In her free time, she volunteers with the Tacony Creek Park. View all posts by Siani Colon
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