The old grad dress sitting in your closet collecting dust might be of better use to someone else.  

Local resident, Kara Fisher, saw an opportunity to help the community and started the Moose Jaw Dress Drive. Fisher and a few friends decided last year to collect formal wear for local high schools, so students without something to wear could have the option to pick from the donated pile.  

Fisher says they had well over 100 donations last year.

"We had a huge box for each school to go through, it was awesome to see the number of donations we got." 

She admits it was a little last minute and hectic the year before, so organization is a key part of the operation this time around.

"Now that we have done it once before, we can have a bit of a system and have it flow a little better this year," says Fisher.  

When it comes to donations, all clean, gently used formal wear will be accepted, including: 

  • Grad dresses 
  • Bridesmaid dresses  
  • Suits Dress-shirts  
  • Ties 
  • Formal shoes 
  • Belts  
  • Jewelry  

Fisher says they are looking for anything and everything the grads could use on the big day. 

While dropping off formal wear is preferred, Fisher says they will set pick-up times for those who are unable to.

"Each week we will have one day for pickup, so we will organize a time frame and then if people could message us their address, we can put them in a time slot and let them know when we will be there."  

She also explains how the drop off process will work  

More information on the initiative can be found on their Facebook page, where all details will be posted, and you can message the page to set up a pickup or drop-off time. 

 

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