Monday, May 4, 2009


To all those that participated in making the 2009 Dress Giveaway a HUGE success thank your for all your support! The event was March 28th and so many girls went home with beautiful prom dresses!

I appreciate everyone's patience with the updating of the blog with the slide show! My dance studio is still in our first 9 months of being open and I have been pulled in so many directions!
As busy as I have been, I am SO glad we were able to band together as women in fashion to bring a great shopping experience to some fantastic girls in need! Some of these girls have been given a giant bag of lemons this year with family struggles and the ever pressing economical situation, thanks to the Give-A-Gown Foundation Volunteers, we were able to make the sweetest lemonade on the block and provide over 130 dresses for these lovely young women to choose from!

Special thanks to:
Fashion Sqaure Dillards Women's Department for donating many NEW dresses and rolling racks for display!

Nancy's Boutique in Scottsdale, at Shea and Scottsdale Rd, for some lovely gowns! April Bogue, manager of Nancy's, contacted us as soon as Spring hit this year! Thank you for the initiative and the fantastic selection!

Kristen and Blair Miloscia, the most fantastic teenagers in town! Not only did they donate dresses and volunteer last year, they collected dresses on their own at their high school for the Dress Giveaway! Check out the slide show, some dresses they wore for their OWN homecoming, some girls took home for prom this year! What a great moment!

Mikayla Hudson, Mackenzie Hudson, Maclaine Hudson (Mac1, 2 and 3), Lauren Gray, Lauren Hardesty, Cindy Roberson, Marianne Scotto and Susanne Leming for all your help during set up, tear down of the event and the glorious giving of the dresses! I could have never done it without you ladies!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Dress Giveaway Saturday, March 28th

Dress Giveaway Event has been moved up a week to accommodate earlier proms. Please email and schedule for groups larger than 5 girls.

Dress Giveaway, Saturday March 28th
Email for times and to reserve a shopping spot!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Dress Drive 2009

We are back again this year!
If you are new to our organization, please read on and find out more about us!
Dress donations accepted from February 18-March 27th.

If you would like to donate a dress or accessories please email or call 602-314-8033. Our sponsor site and drop off location is Arizona Dance Artistry dance studio at 19th Ave and Deer Valley Rd.

Scroll down to see our slide show from last year!

Special Items needed for 2009:

Plus size formal, trendy gowns
Formal accessories (rhinestone stud or hanging earrings, purses, shoes, etc)

Drop off Site and Contact Information
Arizona Dance Artistry
1745 W Deer Valley Rd Suite 102, Phoenix AZ 85027
Drop off hours: M/T/TH 1pm-7pm
Phone: 602-314-8033
Cross Streets: 19th Ave and Deer Valley Rd
* If you would like a receipt please request one at drop off!

What is Give-a-Gown Foundation?
The Give-a-Gown Foundation mission is in line with the efforts of the California based charity, The Princess Project, The confidence and renewed sense of self that comes from feeling beautiful in a dress provides the kind of hope to build these girls into self sufficient young women. The Princess Project promotes self-confidence and individual beauty by providing free prom dresses and accessories to high school girls who cannot otherwise afford them.

As you clean out your closets, think of Give-a-Gown Foundation and the new life and memories waiting to be breathed into your dresses and accessories. We are grateful to all of our donors! We particularly are in need of fancy jewelry, purses, wraps, and new or nearly new gowns in EXCELLENT condition in all fabrics, sizes, and colors.

Donate your slightly used dresses, bridesmaid dresses or formal dresses, to the drop sites between February 18- March 27th.
-Formal dresses, bridesmaid dresses, prom dresses- ALL SIZES
-Formal accessories, purses, shoes and shawls
With the assistance of personal shoppers, girls can get the experience of shopping for their own gown!

If you don’t have any dresses to donate and would like to donate your time or service to the Give-a-Gown Foundation please contact us by email,
We also need volunteers for the day of the Dress Giveaway Event to help check girls into the event, assist as a personal shopper for the girls to select a dress and provide support hosting the event.

Dresses MUST be from 2002 to present.
Dresses MUST be dry-cleaned and on hangers.
Dresses MUST be prom dresses, formal gowns, or fancy party dresses.
Accessories MUST be stylish, clean, and in excellent condition.

PLEASE!!! No church dresses or old styles. We cannot accept dress suits. Items must be current and trendy!

Please direct all questions via email to Samantha Scotto, founder of Give-a-Gown Foundation.

Thursday, March 27, 2008



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Want to be a 2009 Dress Drive Sponsor?
Email us or call today 602-314-8033!

Saturday, February 16, 2008


Dress Giveaway Event 2008

We need volunteers for the Dress Giveaway Event this March 29th and March 30th.
Volunteers are needed for the following activities:

Saturday, March 29th, 2008 4-8pm
Set-up Dress Giveaway Boutique
Organize dresses and accessories in preparation for Giveaway
Need 10 volunteers

Sunday, March 30th, 2008 11-5pm
Help host Dress Giveaway
Personal Shoppers
Check-in Dress Giveaway attendees

Would you like to be a member?
Email us your information and we will add you to our member roster. We will also send you updates on our dress drives and giveaway events. Member dues are $40 for the year to cover event expenses, t-shirt and organization fees. Thank you for your support!

Email us at if you are interested in volunteering.