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Collecting Prom Dresses for Girls Who Can't Afford them!

Downtown Diva Dress Drive
1,000 dresses … 1,000 smiles!

While the Cinderella story is a fairtytale to most of us, a group of women from the greater Toronto area are joining forces and making dreams come true for under privileged high school girls.

Every year thousands of girls across Canada graduate from high school. With many families struggling to make ends meet these days, luxuries like prom dresses are unaffordable to many girls.

On Saturday, February 27th from 8 to 11 am please join in supporting the first annual Downtown Diva Dress Drive.

The goal of the dress drive is to receive 1,000 suitable dress donations from the greater Toronto area to be delivered to Ballroom Blitz (www.ballroom-blitz.org), a 100% volunteer organization that accepts donations of gently used prom dresses and accessories for high school girls who could otherwise not afford to attend their prom.

Help Us Reach Our Goal!

Downtown Diva Dress Drive
Saturday, February 27
8:00 am - 11:00 am

Dress donations must be modern in style, gently used, in excellent condition, dry cleaned, bagged and on hangers. Other forms of clothing donation will not be accepted.

There are 10 dress drop zones locations managed by volunteer Diva Captains across the city;

Downtown Toronto: 155 Dalhousie Street M5B 2P7
Bloor West Village: 619 Windermere Avenue M6S 3L9
North Toronto: 1001 Roselawn Avenue #127 M6B 4M4
Mississauga: 1091 Atwater Ave L5M 1M8 (Dixie/QEW)
Thornhill: 52 Schuster Lane l4J 8Y7
Oakville: 527 Tipperton Cres (Bronte)
Oakville: 2139 Rosemount Crescent (3rd Line & Upper Middle)
Brampton: 297 Rutherford Road South L6W 3R5 (Steeles/410)
Burlington: 5203 Lakeshore Rd, L7L 1C7
Leslieville: 143 Sears St, M4L 1B4 (Queen & Greenwood)

Word is spreading quickly on Facebook and dress collections have already begun! Diva Captains are busy hosting dress parties with friends and support has been overwhelming.

Go to http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=248542224855 for donation guidelines and drop off locations.

For further information, contact Carol Ellen via email at carol.ellen@rogers.com

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Comment by Mireille Watson on March 11, 2010 at 1:28pm
Hello!

I contacted somewhat through this blog a month or so ago< and although I have had two calls and emails, I am still waiting for someone to pick up the dresses I have set aside. Can anyone help? Mireille Watson at Thrill of the Find, 1172 Queen Street East.

p.s. Alternatively, if anyone knows of girls who are unable to afford prom dresses, call me at 416-461-9313
Comment by Sara on February 9, 2010 at 1:17pm
Thanks for posting this. This is a GREAT idea!

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