Queen Bey at her prom
There’s just something about the extra long Easter long weekend that always ignites the urge to purge and spring clean the shit out of my house. If you, like me, have suddenly been able to turn your home from looking like a landfill to a zen garden, you might also be looking for a place to be able to donate your amazing but not-so-needed-anymore items to a deserving place in Toronto.
More specifically, if you have new or lightly used clothing that’s up for grabs, I’d like to suggest donating to New Circles and the Prom Boutique 2017. Why? Because there’s no doubt that we fashion-obsessed women have a few spare dresses, shoes and accessories that could help provide teens in the need the opportunity to get outfitted for their prom. Ps. If you’ve got a man, a brother or a friend with spare slim suits, shirts and shoes to donate, please have them get involved with the purge too!
To make donating to the New Circles Prom Boutique 2017 that much easier. Here’s a list of 8 drop off locations in Toronto where you can take your clothing and accessories to donate until May 1st, 2017:
Smoke + Ash Queen West (image via Blog TO)
1. Bosley Real Estate
290 Merton St | 416-322-8000
2. Flair Trade
3241 Yonge St | 416-782-0211
3. Gibson’s Cleaners
4241 Dundas St. W | 416-239-2301
4. Gibson’s Cleaners
258 Beresford Ave | 647-351-2301
1245 Caledonia Rd #101 | 647-708-6522
6. Liberty Market Building
171 East Liberty Street # 221 | 416-530-9866
7. New Circles Community Services
161 Bartley Drive | 416-422- 2591
8. Smoke + Ash
644 Queen St. West | 647-770-0443
Interested to know more about the New Circles Prom Boutique and the good they do? Here are some important facts to know:
-Prom Boutique gives students an opportunity to get
fully outfitted with formal dresses, suits, accessories
and shoes at no cost
-It is the largest city wide program serving young men and
women in Toronto
-Last year they served 560 youth across Toronto with
help from our partner high schools and community
-In the past 9 years over 3,560 youth have been provided
with prom wear
-The majority of participants are newly arrived in Canada
-All participants are from households where poverty levels are among
the highest in the city
If you’re ready to donate to the Prom Boutique 2017 please note that they are looking for new or lightly worn dresses, slim fit suits, slim shit shirts and pants, ties and accessories, evening bags and jewellery, shoes and new makeup.
For more information please visit their website HERE.
Thank you for getting involved!