Before REAL SIMPLE. REAL LIFE. came along, Rachel Vize was drowning in a sea of old prom dresses.

By Real Simple
Updated October 29, 2008
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If you’re looking to do some formal-wear purging of your own―and score some extra karma points in the process―consider unloading your treasures on one of these non-profit organizations. They collect new and like-new formal dresses (think prom, bridesmaid, quinceanera, etc.) and accessories and distribute them, free of charge, to deserving, needy high school students. Here, a state-by-state rundown.

ALABAMA

Huntsville

The Butterfly Project

ARKANSAS

Dover

Becca’s Closet

ARIZONA

Flagstaff

Fairy Godmothers of Flagstaff

CALIFORNIA

Modesto

Becca’s Closet

Sacramento

Cinderella's Closet of Sacramento

San Francisco

The Princess Project

Tracy

Becca’s Closet

COLORADO

Colorado Springs

Becca’s Closet

CONNECTICUT

Norwich

Becca’s Closet

Hartford Area

Princess and the Prom

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Fairy Tale Closet

FLORIDA

Coconut Creek

Becca’s Closet

Cooper City

Becca’s Closet

Coral Gables

Becca’s Closet

Davie

Becca’s Closet

Fort Lauderdale

Becca’s Closet

Fort Meyers

Fairy Godmothers of Southwest Florida

Gainesville

Becca’s Closet

Homestead

Becca’s Closet

Jacksonville

Becca’s Closet

Margate

Becca’s Closet

Miami

Becca’s Closet

Orlando

Becca’s Closet

Parkland

Becca’s Closet

Plantation

Becca’s Closet

Weston

Becca’s Closet

GEORGIALaGrange

Becca’s Closet

Marietta

Becca’s Closet

Powder Springs

Becca’s Closet

HAWAII

Maui

Becca’s Closet

ILLINOIS

Belvidere

Becca’s Closet

Chicago

The Glass Slipper Project

Rockford

Becca’s Closet

INDIANA

Auburn

Becca’s Closet

IOWA

Indianola

Becca’s Closet

Newton

Becca’s Closet

KANSAS

Manhattan

Becca’s Closet

KENTUCKY

Jackson (serving Breathitt & Knott Counties)

Becca’s Closet

LOUISIANASulphur

Becca’s Closet

MAINE

Greenville

Becca’s Closet

Hodgdon

Becca’s Closet

Searsport

Becca’s Closet

MASSACHUSSETTS

Plymouth

Becca’s Closet

Whitman

Becca’s Closet

MICHIGAN

Bay City

Becca’s Closet

Royal Oak

Becca’s Closet

MISSOURIColumbia

Becca’s Closet

Marshall

Becca’s Closet

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Allenstown

The Cinderella Project of New Hampshire

Kingston

Becca’s Closet

Londonderry

Becca’s Closet

NEW JERSEY

Annandale

Becca’s Closet

Freehold

Becca’s Closet

Hackettstown

Becca’s Closet

Washington Township

Becca’s Closet

NEW YORK

East Amherst

Becca’s Closet

East Hills

Becca’s Closet

Liverpool

Becca’s Closet

Oswego

Becca’s Closet

Port Washington

Becca’s Closet

Westbury

Becca’s Closet

Williamsville South

Becca’s Closet

NORTH CAROLINA

Asheville

Becca’s Closet

Gastonia

Becca’s Closet

Raleigh

Becca’s Closet

Sylva

Becca’s Closet

OHIO

Forest

Becca’s Closet

OKLAHOMA

Tulsa

Becca’s Closet

OREGON

Beaverton

Becca’s Closet

Bend

Becca’s Closet

PENNSYLVANIA

East Stroudsburg

Becca’s Closet

Merion

Becca’s Closet

Philadelphia

Becca’s Closet

Pittsburgh

Becca’s Closet

RHODE ISLAND

Newport

Becca’s Closet

TENNESSEE

Franklin

Becca’s Closet

Whites Creek

Becca’s Closet

UTAH

Salt Lake City

Becca’s Closet

VIRGINIA

Bedford

Becca’s Closet

Lynchburg

Becca’s Closet

WASHINGTON

Battle Ground

Becca’s Closet

Seattle

The Ruby Room

CANADA:

British Columbia

The Cinderella Project, West Vancouver

Ontario

The London Cinderella Project, London

Wish Upon a Star, Peterborough

Ballroom Blitz, Simco County

Inside the Dream, Mississauga, Brampton and Toronto

The Corsage Project, Toronto

Didn’t see your neighborhood on the list? Visit Donate My Dress for more national listings.