Free Prom Dresses For Low Income Families

Prom dresses for low-income families is a piece I created to help students in need of prom attire. The places listed below may be able to help homeless students, those who live in shelters and do not have a family to assist them with getting a prom dress, or low-income families. With so many people in need, there are many programs available that offer free prom dresses and tuxedos as well as earrings, necklaces, evening bags, shawls, shoes, and makeup to those in need. These organizations help young girls attend their proms who otherwise could not believe girls from all walks of life deserve the chance to feel beautiful, confident, and special.

My goal is to see students attend their prom who otherwise could not attend due to not being able to afford a prom dress. If you don’t find a dress in your area please scroll to the bottom of the page for lists by state. Keep in mind most of these programs don’t open until early spring.

Free Prom Dresses For Low Income Families

Abby’s Closet helping prom dreams come true for low-income families. PO Box 402 West Linn, OR 97068 Phone: 503.722.1524 (Please leave a message and they will return your call or email:

Operation Prom National Network was established to help low-income students attend their Proms by providing free Prom dresses and tuxedo rentals. It has since expanded to include regular donations of clothing and school supplies to students who are sick, homeless, or live in shelters and do not have a family to assist them. Click here for more information.

Fairy Godmother Inc. provides a special high school prom experience for qualified high school girls whose financial situation would otherwise preclude their ability to attend their prom. Click here for more information.

Project Prom is dedicated to helping High School Senior girls from low-income families attend their prom with self-confidence and style by providing free prom dresses and accessories.

Giving Gown collects donations of new and “like-new” formal gowns and accessories and provides them FREE of charge to high school girls who would otherwise be unable to attend their Prom. Click here for more information.

The Glass Slipper Project gives away free prom dresses and accessories to high school Juniors and Seniors in Chicagoland and surrounding areas. Click here for more information.

Becca’s Closet offers free prom dresses to low-income families. They open in the Spring for prom dress distributions. Click here for more information.

Project G.L.A.M. outfits thousands of economically disadvantaged girls for their high school prom. Click here to find out more. Telephone: 1- 888-WGIRLS8 email:

Kenzie’s Closet makes high school prom dresses and related accessories available to students who can’t afford them so that no young woman in Cincinnati will have to miss her prom because of family financial limitations. Click here for more information. 

Caitlin’s Closet specializes in sending boxes of dresses to groups and organizations that cater to young ladies in need. They believe that no one should have to miss a special event, prom, or awards banquet because of financial limitations. Click here for more information.

Ever After Gowns provides prom dresses and accessories to high school students in need throughout Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, and the surrounding areas. Click here for more information. Get a DressThe BoutiqueDrop Spots for donations

The Ruby Room in Seattle provides formal attire to teens in financial need, enabling them to participate in their high school prom. Click here for more information.

The Cinderella Project strives to help young ladies have the perfect gown or short dress for that special
occasion such as the prom. Click here for more information.

New Jersey: Project Dress Up – Email or call for more information on how to get a dress during the month of April. During this month, Oaks Integrated Care gives away hundreds of beautiful prom gowns to anyone who says they cannot afford one. They also give shoes, shawls, purses, and jewelry. It’s called “Project Dress Up”.  You can even donate dresses too. Click here.

The Priceless Gown Project is a charity organization founded in Baltimore, MD in an effort to help young women attend their prom who would not ordinarily be able to finance the experience on their own. The Priceless Gown Project services Students in the MD and DC areas.

Find A Prom Dress In Your Area: 

Having a hard time finding a dress with the links above? No problem here are some links to lists of places listed by stats to help you get a prom dress for that special night.

  • Dress Chapters – whether you need a dress or have a dress, shoes, services, or accessories to donate, please contact a local chapter for more information. Click here for a long list of chapters that offer dresses and accept dresses.

Cheap Prom Dresses

Goodwill has a lot of gently worn prom dresses for a fraction of the price. Visit your local Goodwill or Thrift Store to see what they have available.

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  1. Margie kidik says

    My daughter needs a prom dress.

  2. BillieJo says

    Is there a location in St. Paul Mn. That takes prom dresses donations..

  3. i just want a dress first prom really scared idk ware to start

  4. Where would i go for free or low coast tuxodo in clearwater florida area?

  5. In Pennsauken, NJ during the month of April, Oaks Integrated Care gives away hundreds of beautiful prom gowns to anyone who says they cannot afford one 🙂 They also give shoes, shawls, purses and jewelry. It’s called “Project Dress Up.”

    • Jennifer McMahon says

      We are trying to help a family out from Camden. A young girl age 15 in need of a formal type dress for a school function. I see by the message above that you were giving dresses in April through Oaks Integrated Care. Do you know if they still have dresses or is it too late? I am not sure where to start looking.
      Thank you for your help

  6. Rose McCabe says

    My daughter needs a formal dress shoes jewelry her hair nails done her 8th grade formal is on June 10 have very little money please help she would love to go her formal is in Delaware we live in Pa

    • Angela Harris says

      I hope you find what you are looking for as I only have the information above to help with.

    • Rose, please see my post regarding “project dress up.” The next time you need a formal dress, bring your daughter to project dress up. Pennsauken is close to Philly so hopefully not too far from you!

  7. wendi palmer says

    Im trying to help a friends daughtet out with a dress shoes ect… hair nails& whatever else goes with prom night!!! Her mom works long hrs but lives in housing so if she makes $1 housing takes $2!!! Her bills go up her food stamps go down & so on!!! So her mom doesnt have time to even look for her !!! Id like to surprise her!! If someone could please call me & let me know how to go about this it would be greatly appreciated!! Thank you Wendi Palmer 603-343-4141

  8. shakira says

    I’m looking for a prom dress for my daughter she go June 2,2015 can u please help assist me I stay in highland park Detroit 48203 thank you

    • All I do is list information I find on the internet to help others. Please try the listed links above and you may find something in your area.

    • Have you found a dress yet? What size dress does your daughter wear? Please contact me via email – i have a few new dresses but they are small sizes.

      • Anna Pitts says

        my daughter is a special needs child going to the Tim Tebow night to shine in Spartanburg , SC on Feb. 11 , 2017.She wears a size 1 very petite.

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