CC Dress Drive Information
Donating a prom dress is simple! Dress donations are accepted year round and all you need to do is drop by the YWCA, 220 East Chicago Street, Elgin, IL 60120 during business hours. Dresses can be handed in at the Customer Service Center and in return you will receive a donation receipt that can be used when filing your taxes.
Do you want to hold a dress/accessory drive?
First off, we would like to thank you from the bottoms of our heart for taking the time out of your day to do this for us! Secondly, we promise to help make your dress/accessory drive simple and painless. Cinderella’s Closet is in need of formal dresses in good condition and in current styles, particularly in plus sizes. We're also looking for formal jewelry, handbags, wraps, and new, in-the-package cosmetics or samples. Do not feel that you need to include all of these items in your drive.
Dress/accessory drives are usually held from the beginning of January through the end of February. This being said that does not mean that you must hold your drive during these months. Please keep in mind that for us to process the dresses for this year’s sale, they must be to us by the first week in March. If you are not concerned as to whether or not the dresses/accessories collected are used at this year’s event, feel free to run your drive any time you like. It is common to run the drive for about two weeks but you can have it longer depending on your needs.
We want to help make your event a success so please let us know how we can be of service to you. Let us know if you need us to bring you dress racks, boxes, printed marketing materials or anything else you may need. When the racks get full, your donations can be delivered to the YWCA Elgin or feel free to contact Alana Freedman at the YWCA Elgin (847) 742-7930 and we will arrange a pick-up.