Monday, January 22, 2024

Formal Wear Donations Needed for Prom Shop


donate prom dresses

Project Self-Sufficiency is seeking donations of new and gently used formal wear, including prom dresses, bridesmaids’ dresses, gowns for mothers-of-the-bride, evening bags, jewelry, wraps and shawls, as well as shoes in good condition for display in the agency’s annual “Sister-to-Sister” Prom Shop.  The dresses must be dry cleaned and on a hanger. All items will be displayed in a boutique pop-up shop housed on Project Self-Sufficiency’s Newton campus; teen girls are invited to select shoes, wraps and jewelry to complement their dress. The Sister-to-Sister Prom Shop will be open 3:00 – 7:00 p.m., April 4th, 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th; 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., April 5th and 12th; and 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., April 6th and 13th.  Open to the public; no appointment required.


“The community has been particularly supportive of the ‘Sister-to-Sister Prom Shop’ every year, and we hope to have a large collection of beautiful gowns and accessories for display,” commented Deborah Berry-Toon, Executive Director of Project Self-Sufficiency.  “We believe that every young woman deserves the chance to have a beautiful dress for that special, once-in-a-lifetime event, and we are looking forward to opening the prom shop in the spring.”


Donations will be accepted at Project Self-Sufficiency, Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Project Self-Sufficiency is located at 127 Mill Street in Newton.  The Sister-to-Sister Prom Shop is a program of the Journey Family Success Center at Project Self-Sufficiency.  For information about the Sister-to-Sister Prom Shop, or to find out more about any of the programs at Project Self-Sufficiency, call 973-940-3500 or visit

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