Due to health concerns about COVID-19, Catherine's Closet is following CDC and government recommendations by cancelling Gown Distribution and all related events for 2020. Protecting our volunteers and participants is our most important priority.
Please look for future updates and plans for 2021!
1. How do I donate dresses?
When are distribution dates? Cancelled
Saturday, April 11, 2020
Saturday, May 9, 2020 at:
550 Broad St.
Newark, NJ 07102
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Who gets a dress?
Anyone - no I.D. required.
What is the cost for the gown?
Cost of a gown is $10.
What is the cost of a handbag?
Cost of a handbag is $5.
What is the cost of each piece of jewelry?
Cost of jewelry is $3 - $5.
All miscellaneous items cost:
Determined by the item.
What is the easiest way to get service credits?
Advertise the program and ensure people will come and purchase dresses
How else can people help?
Manufacturers and stores can donate dresses. LARGE DRESS SIZES NEEDED!
How else can I help donate my time or resources?
Form groups in your school, church, & youth group. Designate
time, place, and people to drop off gowns that are clean, 1-2 years
old, on hangers, and are age appropriate.
Volunteer on distribution days and drop-off days - but we must know
ahead of time.
Plastic cleaning bags needed (Like
you get at the cleaners)