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Donating To Prom Closet

Prom Closet Nanaimo relies on donations to provide the formal clothes and accessories that are offered to these students.
Donations of supplies and funds to cover minimal operating expenses are also important to the success of the program.
 

The following clothing  donations are gratefully accepted:

– gently used or new prom dresses – preferably newer styles, but some girls prefer some vintage styles as well
– both long gowns and short gowns
– thin, summery shawls or bolero jackets
– dark colored men’s suit in good condition – both pieces please
– tuxes – either jackets or pants or both
– formal men’s vests
– men’s dark socks – new only please
– solid colored men’s dress shirts – white or colored
 

The following men’s & ladies accessories are also appreciated:

– necklaces, earrings for formal wear
– small clutch purses
– hair accessories 
– men’s dark socks – new only please
– bow ties, ties, suspenders, belts, cummerbunds for suits & tuxedos
– cuff links
 

Prom Closet Nanaimo is requesting donations of the following items to help with our events:

– large, lightweight mirrors ( we need to move them to locations, so weight is an issue\
– a fold-up podium for standing on infront of the mirrors
– black tablecloths
– suit hangers
– strong dress hangers with spaces to hold skinny straps
– folding chairs – 2
 

We are looking for volunteers to offer these services at no cost or reduced costs.

– truck driver for U-Lock mini storage rental truck on event days
– alterations for gowns and/or suits
– hair dressing or hair cuts on day of prom
 
We are unable to accept donations of shoes. 
Donation drop-off locations:
 
Thank you to these businesses & schools that will accept donations of clothes  & accessories!
 The Bride’s Closet, 279 Selby Street, Nanaimo, Tuesday – Saturday 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
White Bridal Boutique -7215 Lantzville Rd, Lantzville – Wednesday – Saturday 10 am – 4:30 pm
Nanaimo Youth Services -290 Bastion Street, Nanaimo – Monday  Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (ask for Verna, Tracy or Melissa)
Nanaimo Christian School General Office – 198 Holland Road, Nanaimo – during school hours
John Barsby Secondary School General Office –  550 Seventh St, Nanaimo – during school hours