Donate your formal gowns for a good cause

March 9, 2010 4:52:01 PM PST
Not sure what to do with those gowns or dresses hanging in your closet? Help a local teenager attend a once in a lifetime event -- her prom!

Event featured in the segment:

Princess Project Dress Drive

East Bay Dress Giveaway:

Saturday, March 13, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
2201 Broadway, Oakland, CA
San Francisco Dress Giveaway:

Saturday, March 20 and March 27, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
901 Market Street near Union Square in San Francisco

Gown Guidelines:

  • Dresses should be fashionable formal gowns, party dresses and cocktail dresses. We take dresses in all lengths, sizes, fabrics and colors.
  • Dresses should be current - no older than 2004
  • Dresses should be in excellent condition
  • Dresses must be dry-cleaned and on hangers upon donation
About The Princess Project:

Entering its ninth year, The Princess Project is a 100 percent volunteer-run effort that promotes self-confidence and individual beauty by providing free prom dresses and accessories to high school girls who could not otherwise afford them.

The Princess Project collects new and "nearly new" formal dresses and accessories from women, girls, and companies, and distributes them free of charge to teens at fun-filled events in the spring in San Francisco, East Bay, Silicon Valley and San Diego.

Since The Princess Project began in 2002, the organization has provided over 12,000 girls with free dresses and accessories. This year, The Princess Project hopes to serve over 3,500 Bay Area high school girls through dress giveaway events in San Francisco, Oakland and Silicon Valley with the support of 350 volunteers.

For more information, visit princessproject.org

About Quinn Donnelly:

Quinn Donnelly is President of the Board of Directors for The Princess Project. She has been volunteering with the organization for six years, most recently serving as Secretary of the Board.

What started as a simple volunteering opportunity quickly turned into a meaningful part of her life in San Francisco . She's continued to volunteer on the marketing committee writing The Tiara Times, the organization's monthly newsletter, and managing the non-profit's website.

When her life isn't consumed by taffeta and tiaras, she spends her work life at Benefit Cosmetics corporate office working in Digital Marketing. A Bay Area native, Quinn graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a B.A. in Sociology and a minor in Communication & Rhetoric.


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