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27 Dresses Anyone?
27 Dresses Anyone?

Do you have a closet full of beautiful gowns from years past of school dances and bridesmaid ventures just like Katherine Heigl in 27 Dresses? What do you do with your old frocks? Do you give it to your little sister, a cousin, or your niece? What about a friend? Can you reuse it or remake it into another dress? Sometimes they just seem to sit in the closet forever until they are finally thrown away or donated to your local charitable thrift store. But what about girls that can’t afford to buy fancy couture — even a gown in a second-hand store? Where can you recycle your dress to make sure it finds a home with a person who desperately wants to attend her high school dance?

Dresses can be expensive to purchase for any high school dance — let alone prom — and it seems like such a waste that they are a one-time decadence. They should at least be used for more than one occasion.

There are several organizations nationwide who strive to provide a second life to used dresses for high school girls in need. One such organization in Michigan is...

To read the entire article, visit the website for Women's Lifestyle Magazine.


Elizabeth Finch resides in Grand Rapids, MI and has a B.A. in Anthropology as well as an MBA in International Globalization. She’s an avid traveler, blogger and married to renowned ice sculptor, Randy Finch. 

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