CHIP In hosting Fifth Annual Prom Dress Giveaway
The Batavia Public Library is hosting CHIP IN Batavia’s fifth annual Prom Dress Giveaway on Saturday, March 17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 10 S. Batavia Avenue in Batavia, Ill.
More than 200 dresses as well as accessories (purses, shoes, and jewelry) will be available free of charge to any girl from any school district, regardless of need. Private changing areas will also be available, and a seamstress will be on hand to help with alterations.
“It is our goal to make sure everyone who needs and wants a dress can get one,” said Joanne Spitz, co-founder of CHIP IN Batavia. “We encourage students to come with friends or family. It is a lot of fun, and the dresses are gorgeous.”
Donate a Dress and Accessories
The Batavia Public Library will also be accepting donated prom dresses and accessories (purses, jewelry, and shoes), Feb. 1-March 16 at the library’s check out desk. Donated dresses and accessories should be clean and in good-to-excellent condition. Tax donation letters will be available.
Monetary donations are also welcome at drop-off, and will be used to help pay for tuxedo rentals and prom tickets.
Last year, CHIP IN Batavia, which was founded by Batavia residents Joanne Spitz and Melinda Kintz, gave away more than 165 dresses to students from Batavia, Mooseheart, St. Charles, Geneva, Elgin, Aurora, Rosary, Jacobs, North Central College, and Yorkville. Dresses were also given to Rotolo Middle School for the eighth-grade dinner dance, and to the Batavia Interfaith Clothes Closet.
For more information, visit chipinbatavia.org, Facebook.com/ChipInBatavia or email firstname.lastname@example.org.