Prom Drive & Giveaway

Give your formalwear new life

Is your old prom attire collecting dust in your closet? We have a solution. Donate your formal attire! Sacramento teens will be able to select and take home formalwear to keep. Prom can be pricey so let’s make sure everyone has a chance to shine on the dance floor.

  • Donations are being accepted at all branches January 2 – March 30
  • Gently used formal dresses, suits, shoes, accessories (bags, purses, jewelry, bowties, ties, bolos, etc.) and other attire for her, him and them
  • Various, extended, and plus sizes needed
  • Clothing, shoes, jewelry and accessories should be free of holes, stains, rips, and tears

Drop off your gently used dresses, suits, shoes, accessories and other formalwear to any library location before March 30. 

More giveaway events will be added, check this page for updates.
Date Time Location
March 9 2 - 5:30 p.m. Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Library
March 17 4:30 - 6 p.m. Arden Dimick Library
March 18 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Fair Oaks Library
March 18 2 - 5 p.m. Arcade Library
March 25 2 - 4 p.m. Valley Hi-North Laguna Library
April 1 2-5 p.m. Orangevale Library
April 1 2 - 4 p.m. Sacramento Public Library (Former SN&R Bldg)
1122 Del Paso Blvd, Sacramento CA 95815
April 7 3:30 - 5 p.m. Carmichael Library
April 7  3:30 - 5:30 p.m. North Natomas Library
April 15 12 - 4 p.m. Colonial Heights Library
April 15 1 - 3 p.m. Rancho Cordova Library
Have Questions?
Do we have to bring the formal wear back to the library?

No. You are more than welcome to so that another teen can attend their prom, but the item is yours to keep.

Are there changing rooms to try on the formal wear?

Privacy is limited so we ask that you wear under-clothing (undershirts, sports bras, leotards, etc.) that will make it easy for you to change. Do not wear makeup when trying on items. It can get on the clothes and we don't have a dry-cleaning budget.

Can parents choose from the library’s selection?

Caregivers are welcome to browse giveaway events at their teens’ discretion, but it is the library’s intention that the formalwear and accessories donated for the Prom Drive will then be selected and used by youth. We strongly encourage teens to attend themselves.

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