Donations Needed to Help Outfit Youth for Spring Graduations

Donations Needed to Help Outfit Youth for Spring Graduations

Spring graduation celebrations are just around the corner and members of DRPS are organizing two special events that will provide young people with the resources they need to attend their graduation celebrations.

Gowns for Grads provides youth with dresses and accessories for prom and graduation. Many do not have the economic resources to attend as some dresses can cost upwards of $800. Additional expenses are then required for shoes, hair services and accessories. 

In addition to Gowns for Girls, our Suits for Youths will outfit young people with suits, ties and other accessories they can use for both prom and for job interviews when school is finished.

Both events are in need of donations that can be dropped off at any DRPS divisional police station in Durham Region. Gowns for Girls is looking for new or gently used dresses, shoes, accessories and gift certificates for hair salons, make-up, spa services and florists. If your business can donate, please email

Suits for Youths is in need of new or gently used suits, jackets, pants, shirts, ties and bow ties. Donations can also be dropped at the Oshawa Centre Guest Services.

Gowns for Girls takes place Wednesday, April 17 and Thursday April 18, 2024, at G.L. Roberts Collegiate and Vocational Institute, 399 Chaleur Ave in Oshawa from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Suits for Youth is taking place on Tuesday April 16, 2024, at the Oshawa Centre, 419 King St W, Oshawa, Food Court Entrance to lower level, from 10:00 a.m.– 7:00 p.m.

Organizers can be reached by email at  or See attached posters for more information.


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