What to Do With Old Grad Dresses - Jody Robbins | Travels with Baggage

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Did you keep your Grad dress? As you can see from the photo above, mine was a real beauty, and I haven’t been able to part with it. I’m on the right and my high school BFF (who shall not be named as she’s a junior high school teacher and her student’s would mock her ruthlessly), is on the left. I don’t know what possessed me to go with that colour combination, but I’ve always been a fan of the bright and the dramatic, and my grad dress of 1989, pays tribute to these obsessions.

My mom careful kept all my dance costumes and school dresses (even the one silver from the Grade 7 Christmas dance), in the basement of our house in High River. That basement along with the majority of the town flooded two weeks ago. Their graduation ceremony has been put on hold until later this summer, and many grads lost their prom dresses along with the rest of their worldly possessions in the flood.

One small way to help these grads, to donate a dress, shoes and accessories so these gals don’t have to shell out for another outfit. I’m not suggesting you offer up your actual grad dress (unless you’re under the age of 25), but perhaps there’s a cocktail dress hanging in your closet that would fit the bill?

The Samaritan’s Purse headquarters in Calgary (20 Hopewell Way, N.E.), has offered to be a drop-off location, as has the customer service desk at SouthCentre Mall. At the end of July, SouthCentre will open up a storefront in the mall for these grads, brides and bridesmaids affected by the flood. Way to go SouthCentre!

Check out this Facebook page for further details. And if you want to upcycle your dated dress, check out these 6 fun things to do with your old prom dress.

What did you do with your grad dress?

 

 

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