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Where to donate prom dresses on Long Island

There are tons of places to donate prom

There are tons of places to donate prom dresses on Long Island. (Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

Prom season is just around the corner and while some teens are worrying about how to pick the perfect dress, some are worrying about how they're going to be able to afford one.

If you have a used gown taking up space in your closet, there are tons of drop-off sites all around Long Island where you can donate your dress to girls in need.


1. NASSAU BOCES BARRY TECH
1196 Prospect Ave., Westbury, NY 11590

Hours: Mon.-Fri.: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Donations will be accepted through the Becca's Closet project through Friday, March 28.


2. FLAIR DESIGNER BOUTIQUE
85 Main St., Stony Brook, NY 11790

Hours: Mon.- Wed.: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.,
           Thurs.: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
           Fri.-Sat.: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
           Sun.: noon to 5 p.m.

Donations are accepted year-round as part of the Prom Fairy Project.


3. WOMEN OF INTEGRITY, a Hempstead-based organization, is holding their fourth annual prom dress drive with drop-off locations in Freeport, Hempstead, Rockville Centre, Farmingdale, Great Neck, Glen Cove and Huntington Station. Donations will be accepted through Monday, March 31. Click here for exact drop-off locations and hours.


4. LONG ISLAND VOLUNTEER CENTER will be collecting dresses as part of their 20th annual Prom Boutique on Sunday, April 6 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. (unless otherwise noted below) at:

Americana Manhasset Concierge
2060 Northern Blvd., Manhasset, NY 11030

AT Stewart Exchange
109 11th St., Garden City, NY 11530
During regular store hours (Tue.-Fri: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat.: noon to 4 p.m.)

Bellmore Jewish Center
2550 Center Ave., Bellmore, NY 11710

Clear Skin Salon
537 Hempstead Tpke., West Hempstead, NY 11552 (Saturday, April 5 from noon to 2 p.m.)

Junior League of Long Island Thrift Shop
1395 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn, NY 11576
During regular store hours (Mon.-Fri: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Friday, April 4)

Lucky Finds Boutique, Ltd
7 North Park Ave., Rockville Centre, NY 11570 (Sunday, April 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Catholic Church Community Room
53 Prospect Rd., Centerport, NY 11721

Somerset Gardens Senior Living
150 Sunnyside Blvd., Plainview, NY 11803

St. John’s Episcopal Church
1670 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724

St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church
309 Patchogue Rd., Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776

Westy Self-Storage
2400 Marcus Ave., Lake Success, NY 11020

YES Community Counseling Center
152 Center Lane, Levittown, NY 11756


5. TOWN OF BROOKHAVEN YOUTH BUREAU
One Independence Hill, 2nd fl., Farmingville, NY 11738

Hours: Mon.-Fri: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Donations are accepted year round.


6. COMMACK PUBLIC LIBRARY
18 Hauppauge Rd., Commack, NY 11725

Hours: Mon.-Thurs: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
            Fri: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
            Sat: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
            Sun: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Donations will be accepted through Sunday, April 6.