One of Dallas' biggest prom dress drives offers 6 drop-off spots for 2024
Comerica Bank is launching its ninth annual North Texas Prom Dress Drive on February 1, and they're making it convenient for Dallas-area residents to help.
Now in its ninth year, the prom dress drive will take place throughout the month of February to benefit Dallas CASA, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas, and - for the first time - Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County.
From February 1-29 (yes, it's a leap year), the public can drop off formal dresses and accessories at six participating Comerica Bank locations in Dallas and Plano; contributors do not have to be bank customers to donate.
Donations can be dropped off during business hours at the following Comerica branches:
- Lovers Lane-Devonshire: 5647 W. Lovers Ln., Dallas
- NorthPark: 8850 Boedeker St., Dallas
- Cole-Fitzhugh: 3202 N. Fitzhugh, Dallas
- Forest-Inwood: 5200 Forest Ln., Dallas
- Parker-Premier: 3310 Premier Dr., Plano
- Chapel Hill-Tollway: 2560 Dallas Pkwy., Plano
The items can be new or gently used, but they do ask that garments be cleaned. (A good rule of thumb: Donate them as clean as if you were trying to resell them at a picky consignment store.)
Dresses and ensembles of all sizes are welcome. They are also accepting donations of shoes, purses, and accessories (ditto about them being clean).
Since the first prom dress drive in 2016, Comerica has donated nearly 6,210 dresses, including 625 in 2023, to Dallas CASA and Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas, they say.
“Through generous donations from our customers, colleagues, and the community, we have been able to send thousands of teens to prom in their dream dress over the past eight years,” says Beatrice Kelly, Comerica Bank Senior Vice President and Director of Community Development Banking, in the release. “I look forward to helping make this time-honored tradition a reality for even more teens as we expand our reach and provide donations to an additional nonprofit, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County, in 2024.”
Once the donations are collected and assembled, a "shopping" event for the teens will be held at a later date. Watch for more information to come on the event website.
Dallas CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) trains and supervises community volunteers who advocate for the best interests of children who have been removed from unsafe homes. Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas has provided life-changing services to more than a quarter of a million youngsters in Dallas and surrounding areas for more than 55 years, and Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County has been serving the needs of children in Collin County since 1968, the release says.
Comerica's is the second major DFW prom dress drive announced for 2024. St. Andrew United Methodist Church's Prom Closet is also currently accepting donations in Plano; more information here.