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Greensboro Youth Council to give away free prom dresses and attire, open for more dates

The Greensboro Youth Council will have a pop-up shop that will have dresses, dress pants, and shirts, and accessories like shoes, purses, jewelry, and ties.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — NEW DATES: Still don't have your prom dress? Fret not. The pop-up shop will be open on April 19-20 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Glenwood Recreation Center. 

Prom season is upon us and, let's face it, prom is expensive. But, it doesn't have to be!

The Parks and Recreation Department's Greensboro Youth Council (GYC) will open Camille's Closet and Theo's Threads pop-up shops where teens can get their perfect prom attire, completely free of charge.

The pop-up shop will open on April 19-20 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

Camille's Closet and Theo's Threads will have dresses, dress pants and shirts, and accessories like shoes, purses, jewelry, and ties.

The event will be located at Glenwood Recreation Center, 2010 Coliseum Blvd.

No registration is required to shop.

If you want to help make a teen's prom dreams come true, GYC is accepting donations. Camille's Closet/Theo's Threads also has an Amazon wish list where you can buy heels, ties, and purses for the organization. On their website, you can also find the locations to donate your old prom attire if it fits within the guidelines.

Donation Guidelines

Items donated must be purchased in 2018 or later and follow the guidelines below.

All items must be:

  • free of stains, snags, rips, and tears
  • in good working condition
  • include all accents such as beading, laces, buckles, and snaps.

Prom Wear

  • We are in need of plus-sized dresses and gowns, and big and tall dress shirts and pants.


  • Jewelry clasps and backs must be in working condition.
  • Purse zippers, snaps, and clasps must close.

Items that are tarnished, discolored, or that do not meet these guidelines will not be accepted.



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