In addition to the students that attend our Prom Gown Giveaway event, Abby’s Closet also provides free formal gowns to several community organizations. One example is our partnership with the Portland Rose Festival. For the past several years we have provided free formal gowns for the Rose Festival princesses and Rose Festival princess nominees. The dresses are used during official Rose Festival appearances.
Abby’s Closet also provides formal gowns for Camions of Care—a nonprofit that strives to manage/celebrate menstrual hygiene through advocacy, education, and service. Each year this youth-run non-profit hosts a red carpet event to promote and recognize individuals impacted by their services. We provide red gowns for these speakers to wear during the event.