Dresses4Dreams and Suited4Dreams

Family Matters of Greater Washington hosts an annual Dresses4Dreams/Suited4Dreams event that provides dresses, suits, and accessories to high school students free of charge, to help make theirs a memorable and affordable prom experience.

We are always collecting new or gently used dresses, suits/tuxedos, ties, shoes, purses, jewelry, and other accessories. These collected items will be used to create a boutique and men’s shop for teenage girls and guys to select free items so they can attend prom confidently and in style. If you would like to schedule a drop off at Family Matters HQ, please contact Tanesha Anderson at (202) 289-1510 or at tanderson@familymattersdc.org. Ways to get involved include:

  1. Make a tax-deductible monetary donation and designate it to benefit Dresses4Dreams.
  2. Make a tax-deductible in-kind donation. In-kind donations include new/gently used formal dresses, men’s suits/tuxedos, accessories, or gift certificates for professional services. 
  3. Donate professional services. We are in need of hairstylist, barbers, make-up artist, manicurist and stylist.
  4. Spread the word about Dresses4Dreams on Facebook, Twitter using the hashtag #dresses4dreams


Click here to view our registration flyer!

Click here to view our donation flyer!

**If you or someone you know would benefit from free prom apparel and would like to attend the event, please fill out the following form:

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