Prom Outfit Donations


The Belmont Public Library YA Services Department will be accepting donations of lightly-used black tie formal wear for our “Fancy ‘Fits” Prom Outfit Donation Drive. The only items being accepted on a rolling basis for this drive are the following:

  • heeled or flat formal shoes
  • two-piece or three-piece suits in adult sizes
  • men’s dress shoes
  • unaltered white dress shirts
  • formal ties or bowties
  • accessories relevant to an outfit (shawls, purses, hats, hair ornaments)

Please bring your donations to the Flett Room. There will be a hanging rack where you can drop off your donated items.

Any suits or gowns we deem unfit for reuse will be responsibly recycled. Please refrain from donating any formal wear that are in need of repair, stained, scuffed, or otherwise damaged.

Are you in need of a formal wear outfit?

Once all donated outfits are professionally cleaned thanks to the generous contributions of our Friends of the Library and partner dry cleaner, Sun Rite Cleaners, we will set-up appointments for students and their guests to browse our collection and select an outfit of their choice free of charge. Sun Rite Cleaners will offer a 10% discount for alterations for students who use Fancy ‘Fits for their prom outfits via a library voucher they obtain after selecting their chosen outfit. Date for appointments will be in April.

Where will the extra outfits be donated?

We have community partners in Arlington and Lexington who will distribute the remaining outfits from the collection to students in need.

Any questions?
Email the YA Services Librarian at [email protected] or leave a voice message at (617)993-2873.