While the night may be long over, that matric, formal or evening dress is probably still sitting in your closet taking up space and gathering dust. We give you the best solution to where you can donate your evening dress to a girl who cannot afford to look like a princess.
We have found some places that really need your unused formal dresses to help those who are unable to afford dresses for special occasions like a matric farewell.
The Cinderella Project
The Cinderella Project is part of the Jes Foord Foundation and they collect second-hand formal gowns and suits for donations to students at underprivileged schools for their matric dances. They accept matric dance dresses, bridesmaids outfits and evening gowns.
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We have completed 2 of our Cinderella Projects, great morning spent gifting the matric learners with a dress each….
Website: The Cinderella Project
Contact: Trish during the week between 9am and 4pm on [email protected]
The Princess Project
This project arose when the founders realised that because many matriculants do not have the financial means to get dressed for the occasion, they often just didn’t attend functions like their matric farewell. The Princess Project accepts evening, wedding, ball gowns as well as bridesmaid dresses, shoes and accessories.
Website: The Princess Project
Contact: They have contacts and drop off zones all over the country, so click here to find one closest to you
The Fairy Godmother
The Fairy Godmother aims to give students an opportunity to attend their matric farewell and gives them an evening dress, jewellery, bag as well as shoes. The project, therefore, accepts all kinds of evening dresses, jewellery, bags and shoes.
Website: The Fairy Godmother