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MAOTeen Collecting, Donating Dresses

Monday, 13 February 2012 15:00

DonateDressesProm dresses are taking a second spin on the dance floor thanks to MAOTeen 2011 Elizabeth Fechtel and nonprofit organizations in Florida. Gently used prom dresses donated to Loft 181 on behalf of Caitlin's Closet will be collected this month, and given away to teenage girls in foster care.

"Ask any girl, and she will tell you that half the fun of going to prom is the process of getting ready and figuring out what to wear," Elizabeth says. "As a senior in high school, I know there are many girls who feel held back from attending prom because of financial reasons. Prom is the highlight of the year, and I am proud to support such a rewarding cause."

Another former MAOT, Caitlin Brunell, founded Caitlin's Closet, and collected more than nine thousand prom dresses to donate to girls in need. To donate your prom or cocktail dress or pageant gown, mail it by March 10 to

MAOTeen, Inc.
℅ Elizabeth Fechtel
13911 W Hillsborough Ave Ste 168
Tampa, FL 33635

If you are a current or former titleholder, include a headshot and a message for the teens. Prom accessories will also be accepted. Include the value of the donation to receive a tax receipt.

E-mail for more information.

Source: MAOTeen Photo: Jenn Cady