Dresses and Accessories

As you clean out your closets, think of The Princess Project and the new life and memories waiting to be breathed into your dresses and accessories. We are grateful to all of our donors! We particularly are in need of fancy jewelry, purses, wraps, and new or gently used gowns in EXCELLENT condition in all fabrics, sizes and colors that meet our strict donation guidelines, which are outlined below.

Donation Guidelines

We have established firm donation guidelines in an effort to streamline our organizational efforts and solicit goods that will reflect our core values and best serve our constituents.

  1. Dresses MUST be from 2006 to present.
  2. Dresses MUST be dry-cleaned and on hangers.
  3. Dresses MUST be prom dresses, formal gowns or fancy party dresses.
  4. Accessories MUST be stylish, clean and in excellent condition.

We cannot accept:

  • Garments that are out of style (i.e., purchased before 2006)
  • Garments that have not been dry-cleaned
  • Shoes
  • Make-up
  • Casual or semi-formal clothing
  • Wedding dresses
  • Tuxedos or men’s clothing

Thank you for observing these guidelines!

Community Dress & Accessory Drive By Location:


Dress drives are happening year-round in San Francisco! There is a drop off location in your community. Please visit the San Francisco site for a list of locations.



Community Dress Drives are held during the month of February in Silicon Valley. To learn more about how you can donate a dress please visit the Silicon Valley site.



Dress drives are happening year-round in San Diego! There is a drop off location in your community. Please visit the San Diego site for a list of locations.



Dresses can be mailed year-round to the address below. Alternatively, contact babette.shelton@princessproject.org to schedule a drop-off.

Babette Shelton
2922 Safford Avenue
Tracy, CA 95377



We are proud to partner with Weddington Way!  Weddington Way is encouraging women to contribute to this great cause by mailing their lightly used dresses (that are no older than 2006) to their offices in San Francisco (550 15th St, Ste 6, San Francisco 94103). Alternatively, email proof of donation of a dress to a charity of your choice to projectdressup@weddingtonway.com.  As a token of their appreciation, each dress donor will receive a $25 voucher that can be used towards a bridesmaid dress purchase at WeddingtonWay.com. We will also mail the tax receipt to you at the address provided.

Visit WeddingtonWay.com for more information!  Thank you to the Weddington Way team for their support!

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