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Prom Dress Donation Drive

The City of Cortland Youth Bureau’s Youth Center is proud to announce our 4th annual Prom Dress Donation Drive. The Youth Center is seeking donations of formal dresses, jewelry, shoes and purses that are in new or “like new” condition. Since its inception the program has provided more than one hundred and fifteen young girls in our community dresses and accessories. The overwhelming support from community members has made a significant impact on these teens.

The Cortland Youth Bureau (CYB) is partnering with the SUNY Cortland chapter of NYPIRG. The donated items will be distributed to Cortland area teens at Cortland Prom Closet Giveaways to be held this spring. Young girls in our community will be welcome to attend giveaways for their formal wear needs free of charge. For a small donation dress alterations will be available to girls who receive their gown through the program. Cortland Prom Closet Giveaways will be held at the CYB Youth Center on March 24 and April 14 both from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm. Students who cannot attend one of these giveaways are encouraged to schedule an appointment.

Community members interested in donating formal wear or accessories can drop items off during regular business hours from 9 am until 5 pm at the CYB main office or the CYB Youth Center, 35 Port Watson St or the NYPIRG office located at 215 Corey Union, SUNY Cortland. Monetary donations are also welcome and are used to cover expenses such as purchasing display racks and supplemental inventory in sizes not collected during donation drives. Interested business owners looking to partner with our program are encouraged to contact the City of Cortland Youth Bureau.

We very much value your contribution to our community; your donation makes a huge difference. Contact Erica Danega at (607) 753-3021 ext. 24 with any questions, to donate your time or to schedule a dress pickup.