Now that Senior Ball is over, you’re never going to wear that old prom dress again.

From Anna Pratt ’08:

From January 20th-Mid February, I’ll be collecting dress and accessory donations to give to an organization based out of San Francisco called the Princess Project. (See facebook event). They collect old prom dresses and accessories and give them to high school students who can’t afford to buy their own.

I’ll be sending the dresses to their branch in Windsor (near Hartford) so that area students can have them.

So, if you’d like to donate, gather up all of your old dresses (they accept formal gowns, cocktail dress, bridesmaids dresses, and anything that’s nice) and accessories (purses,jewelry, wraps, shawls) and I can pick them up once you get back to Wesleyan or you can give them to me at Fauver apts 307.

There are a few guidelines for the dresses that the organization has in order to ensure they’re in good condition:

  • They must be in good condition (no rips, stains, etc)
  • They must be dry-cleaned
  • They should be from 2002 or after (so that they’re not really out of style)

Contact me with any questions: ajcpratt@gmail.com

Check out this website and this one for more information about the projects.

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15 thoughts on “Now that Senior Ball is over, you’re never going to wear that old prom dress again.

  1. Anonymous

    I think the key words there are “safety net” – i.e. something goes wrong, like flights cancelled, etc. and funds are needed to fall back on.

  2. Anonymous

    I think the key words there are “safety net” – i.e. something goes wrong, like flights cancelled, etc. and funds are needed to fall back on.

  3. Anonymous

    I think the key words there are “safety net” – i.e. something goes wrong, like flights cancelled, etc. and funds are needed to fall back on.

  4. Anonymous

    Safety net money while traveling from Memphis to Amsterdam to Paris to Addis Ababa to Djibouti, and back.$1500Come on, bud isn’t that expensive in Amsterdam.

  5. Anonymous

    Safety net money while traveling from Memphis to Amsterdam to Paris to Addis Ababa to Djibouti, and back.$1500Come on, bud isn’t that expensive in Amsterdam.

  6. Anonymous

    Safety net money while traveling from Memphis to Amsterdam to Paris to Addis Ababa to Djibouti, and back.
    $1500

    Come on, bud isn’t that expensive in Amsterdam.

  7. Anonymous

    I’m sure the 2002 mark is actually arbitrary. If the dress is in good condition and from 2001, no one would care (first of all, none of my prom dresses are date-stamped). The idea is that the dress should be current enough so girls would still want to wear it. It’s not a perfect system, but I think it’s a great idea, and nitpicking isn’t really productive. That said, when I was in high school I wore vintage to two proms and graduation. They’re really beautiful, tasteful dresses and it’s too bad they probably won’t take it.

  8. Anonymous

    I’m sure the 2002 mark is actually arbitrary. If the dress is in good condition and from 2001, no one would care (first of all, none of my prom dresses are date-stamped). The idea is that the dress should be current enough so girls would still want to wear it. It’s not a perfect system, but I think it’s a great idea, and nitpicking isn’t really productive. That said, when I was in high school I wore vintage to two proms and graduation. They’re really beautiful, tasteful dresses and it’s too bad they probably won’t take it.

  9. Anonymous

    I’m sure the 2002 mark is actually arbitrary. If the dress is in good condition and from 2001, no one would care (first of all, none of my prom dresses are date-stamped). The idea is that the dress should be current enough so girls would still want to wear it.
    It’s not a perfect system, but I think it’s a great idea, and nitpicking isn’t really productive.

    That said, when I was in high school I wore vintage to two proms and graduation. They’re really beautiful, tasteful dresses and it’s too bad they probably won’t take it.

  10. Anonymous

    I think it’s a bit too much that they’re asking for them to already be dry-cleaned AND from after 2002. What if a dress from 2001 was just REALLY avant-garde? Or what if the proms that these people are going to are just retro?

  11. Anonymous

    I think it’s a bit too much that they’re asking for them to already be dry-cleaned AND from after 2002. What if a dress from 2001 was just REALLY avant-garde? Or what if the proms that these people are going to are just retro?

  12. Anonymous

    I think it’s a bit too much that they’re asking for them to already be dry-cleaned AND from after 2002. What if a dress from 2001 was just REALLY avant-garde? Or what if the proms that these people are going to are just retro?

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