CHIP IN Batavia taking donations for annual Prom Dress Giveaway March 21

  • CHIP IN Batavia is accepting donations of prom accessories, such as purses, jewelry, hair accessories or shoes, as well as unopened makeup before its annual giveaway March 21.

    CHIP IN Batavia is accepting donations of prom accessories, such as purses, jewelry, hair accessories or shoes, as well as unopened makeup before its annual giveaway March 21. Courtesy of CHIP IN Batavia

  • Through March 20, the Batavia Public Library is collecting donated prom dresses and accessories for CHIP IN Batavia's seventh annual Prom Dress Giveaway on Saturday, March 21.

    Through March 20, the Batavia Public Library is collecting donated prom dresses and accessories for CHIP IN Batavia's seventh annual Prom Dress Giveaway on Saturday, March 21. Courtesy of CHIP IN Batavia

 
Submitted by CHIP IN Batavia
Posted2/12/2020 9:56 PM

CHIP IN Batavia and the Batavia Public Library will host the seventh annual Prom Dress Giveaway on Saturday, March 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There will be hundreds of dresses on display, along with private changing areas, and accessories to choose from.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

There will be a seamstress on hand to help with alterations.

All dresses will be given away free of charge to any girl from any school district, regardless of need.

CHIP IN Batavia's mission is to help students in need, but to make it simple and due to the prohibitive cost of prom, we want to offer all girls one free dress. Monetary donations are appreciated and welcome and will be used to help pay for tuxedo rentals and prom tickets for Batavia students.

The Batavia Public Library is located at 10 S. Batavia Ave.

CHIP IN encourages girls to come with friends or family. It's a lot of fun, and the dresses are gorgeous!

The library also is the collection site for donated prom dresses and accessories through March 20 at the checkout desk.

Donated dresses should be in clean and good to excellent condition. CHIP IN Batavia also would appreciate donations of accessories, including purses, jewelry, hair accessories, shoes and unopened make up. Tax donation letters will be available.

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Last year, CHIP IN gave away over 300 dresses to students from Batavia, Mooseheart, St. Charles, Geneva, Elgin, Aurora, Rosary, Jacobs, North Central College, Yorkville, Chicago, Naperville and more.

Over 300 more dresses were given to Rotolo Middle School for the eighth-grade dinner dance, and to the Batavia Interfaith Clothes Closet, Wayside Ministries, East Aurora High School, My Daughters Dress Prom Drive, and All Dressed Up.

CHIP IN Batavia (Community Helpers Impacting People in Need) is a restricted fund within the Batavia Foundation for Educational Excellence, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Its mission is to help students in need, who are homeless or in transitional housing, or on free/reduced lunch. For more information, email info@chipinbatavia.org or visit chipinbatavia.org or www.facebook.com/chipinbatavia/.

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