• Our Formalwear Drive + Community Sale {to Benefit Suits for Success} on March 24, 2018

    If you’re one of the many women holding on to dresses you know you’ll never wear again {that are just taking up space in your closet} — listen up. Hoboken Girl Helps is back for its second annual Prom and Formalwear Dress Drivethis year, the event will take place on March 24th at the Multi Service Center in Hoboken {located on 124 Grand Street} and is open to the public!

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    We are now accepting donations of gently used or new dresses and accessories. Keep reading for all the deets:

    We are collecting {gently-used or new} between today and Thursday, March 22nd:

    – bridesmaid dresses

    – long gowns

    – other new or gently-used formal wear

    – men’s tuxes {must be full suit set}

    – men’s shoes {formalwear only}

    – men’s bowties/ties

    – formal jewelry {please put jewelry in Ziploc bags when dropping off and use hangers for dresses}

    – NEW cosmetics

    – NEW hair/nail products

    Drop-offs of items will be accepted at various locations from today THROUGH March 22nd, 2018:

    Jane Do Hoboken {720 Monroe Street, Hoboken} from 6:30AM – 9:30AM and 6:00PM – 9:00PM Mon -Sat.

    Boutique Realty Hoboken {537 Garden Street, Hoboken} from 9:00AM to 6:00PM M-F, 10:00AM-4PM Saturday

    Prime Cycle Downtown {70 Hudson Street, Hoboken} M-F 5:30AM – 11:00AM, 4:30PM – 8:30PM, Saturday/Sunday 7:30AM – 1:00PM

    WestSide Realty Group {1200 Clinton Street, Hoboken} M-F 10:00AM – 6:00PM, Sat. 10:00AM – 4:00PM Sun. 11:00AM – 3:00PM

    Galatea {1224 Washington Street} Tues-Fri 12:00PM – 7:00PM, Sat. 10:0AM – 6:00PM, Sun. 12:00PM – 5:00PM

    Boutique Realty JC {215 Newark Avenue, Jersey City} from 9:00AM to 6:00PM

    Terra Stella Boutique {304 Newark Avenue, Jersey City} Tues.-Sat. 11:00Am – 6:00PM, Sun. 11:00AM – 5:00PM

    …if you are a local business in Hoboken or Jersey City that would like to be a drop-off location, please let us know by emailing hobokengirlteam@gmail.com.

    What happens next?

    All donated items will be set up at the Multi Service Center for the community to shop on Saturday March 24, 2018 with local stylist Tiffany Piñero helping shoppers pick out an outfit for upcoming events {aka prom/weddings/other formal events}.

    Each dress will cost $5, jewelry will cost $3 per piece, and each makeup item will cost $1 — 100% of the money raised during this “sale” will go towards Suits for Success {a non-profit that helps adult individuals on their quest for full-time employment} — which is a great way to pay it forward to another organization in need.

    If interested in helping volunteer on 3/24/18 from 8AM-4PM OR collecting dresses from drop-off locations on March 23rd, please email hobokengirlteam@gmail.com.

    Please RSVP for our shopping drive here, so we have a “headcount” of how many people will be attending on the 24th!

    A few pics from last year {and a full recap can be found here}:

    Please note: We are also looking for clothing racks for the sale {we will give them back!} if you have any to spare — please email hobokengirlteam@gmail.com. Thanks!

    How do I spread the word about this?

    Easy peasy! Please share this link with family, friends, business contacts in the area on social media. And if you really want to share and spread the good word, post a pic of your prom dress with the below caption:

    Sharing my prom[or bridesmaid] pic to raise awareness for Suits for Success and @HobokenGirlBlog’s #PromPrepRally for charity and looking for dress and formalwear donations of bridesmaid dresses, long gowns, other new or gently-used formal wear, formal jewelry, NEW cosmetics, NEW hair/nail products. Men’s tuxedos and suit sets also accepted — drop-offs can be made @janedo Hoboken, @primecycle downtown, @boutiquerealtynj in #Hoboken or #JerseyCity | Head to HobokenGirl.com for more details!

    Read More: March 2018 Volunteer Opportunities

    If you have any questions about donations or would like to volunteer to help, please email us at hobokengirlteam@gmail.com. Please remember – this event is open to the public to shop this year; you can be from anywhere/any age in Hudson County 10-100 🙂

    We hope to see you on March 24th for some shopping! Don’t forget to RSVP.

    {And please drop off your donations between TODAY and Thursday, March 22nd.}

    Written by:

    Briana, a born and raised Hoboken girl, has a strong passion for the town she knows and loves so much. She’s seen many changes and embraces both the old and new aspects of Hoboken. When she’s not working at Hoboken Girl as an Editorial Assistant, she’s most likely in her pjs shopping online, eating her way through the Mile Square with her fellow foodie boyfriend, or planning her next cruise or Disney vacation.

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