As school is ready to get back into session, many teens and women throughout the world are cleaning out their closets for the new school year. In addition to fabulous clothing to donate, your gently used homecoming, prom and formal gowns are a great way to give back to your community. We have been in communication with an amazing organization and wanted to help our readers find a way to donate your gowns to a great cause. Operation Glass Slipper is a non-profit organization devoted to high school girls throughout the northern Midwest. The organization works diligently to provide prom gowns and accessories at no charge to girls living with financial or family situations that would prove difficult for them to attend such an event. Each year in the middle of March OPS dressed over 1,000 beaming girls at the annual fundraiser named The Princess Event. Founded in 2006 OPS distributes dresses, shoes and accessories for these young ladies eager to dress up for prom. The mother-daughter team, Pam and Emily Philipp, started OGS to provide for girls in need from their hometown. Sydney's Closet is spotlighting OGS as they are heavily depended upon donations of dresses. They accept dresses any time of the year. Some statistics include: In 2007, OGS outfitted 550 girls at Southdale Mall. In 2008, OGS outfitted 700 girls at the Mall of America. In 2009, OGS outfitted 1,010 girls at the Mall of America. In 2010, OGS outfitted 1,100 girls at the Mall of America. In 2011, OGS outfitted 1,000 girls at the Mall of America In 2012, OGS outfitted 1,000 girls at the Mall of America In 2013, OGS outfitted 1,000 girls at Southdale Mall *Source: OGS Facebook Video from The Princess Event Fundraiser:
Operation Glass Slipper is looking for... Prom and bridesmaids dresses (dresses do not need to be dry-cleaned) Wedding gowns Wedding veils Flower girl dresses and shoes Crinolines Dressy shoes Jewelry Clutch bags/Purses Shawls/Capes Strapless padded bras – bras in larger sizes (DD and up) can have straps/longline bras (any size) Gloves Ring bearer pillows Garters They are especially in need of: Smaller size (0-4) and plus size (18+) dresses Shoes in small sizes (4-7) and larger sizes (11-13), and wider shoes in any size Interested donating your gowns to a great cause? The least expensive method of shipment is in a padded or bubble-wrap envelope, mailed to: Operation Glass Slipper 2048 Timmy St. Mendota Heights, MN 55120 Contact - firstname.lastname@example.org Follow OGS on Social Media: Facebook: Operation Glass Slipper Youtube: OperGlassSlipper Note: Operation Glass Slipper is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides prom dresses and accessories at no charge to disadvantaged girls throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin and is not part of the Sydney's Closet domain.