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Update, May 2021

After 18 wonderful years, Catherine's Closet is closing its doors. Thank you for your hard work, support, dedication and generosity. Only with your help was it possible for thousands of girls and women to receive beautiful gowns and accessories for Proms and special occasions.

Your generous donations and tireless hours of participation from hundreds of volunteers made our accomplishments possible. Annual media coverage was instrumental in reaching so many appreciative recipients. Our location at 550 Broad Street in Newark provided an elegant space for all to feel like Princesses and Queens.

In addition, many students received scholarships for their community service with our organization.

Remember the words of Catherine Johnson, "One day, people will know my name - not for fame or fortune, but because I helped somebody." Catherine's spirit sustained us all and will continue to move us in new and meaningful directions."


Drop Off Gowns long and short, shoes, purses and jewelry.  Sort and Organize the Collection!

Welcome New Volunteers

Kaila and Allison will be collecting gowns and accessories, sorting donations, advertising distributions and helping girls select gowns. They will document service hours with Catherine’s Closet and apply for scholarships if they complete 15 hours or more.

Gown Distribution Dates - cancelled for 2020 - please see above

Volunteers are needed on the Distribution Date to be personal shoppers. Please wear black tops!

Saturday, April 11, 2020        Cancelled

Saturday, May 9, 2020           Cancelled

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

550 Broad Street
Newark, New Jersey 07102

All Gowns $10

Shoes and Handbags $5

Jewelry $3

Gowns for STUDENTS
Dressy Dresses for Adults

Everyone Is Welcome!
No I.D.'s

Click here to download flyer!    

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