Blessed With A Dress, is collecting formals for girls in the community in need of a dress for prom, homecoming, and other occasions. Please consider donating formal gowns you no longer wear or want to girls in need. All girls want to go to prom and homecoming, but not everyone can afford the high dollar price tag of formal dresses, shoes, purses and accessories.

Gowns are very expensive. For parents on a budget, it's hard to justify making big purchases for a formal. It's for that very reason, Lori Fitkin formed her nonprofit Blessed With A Dress. At the time, Texas had just been slammed by Hurricane Harvey and he was helping high school girls get a dress for prom or homecoming made all the difference in the world for these kids who lost everything.

Little did she know that a few years later Hurricane Laura and Delta would devastate their hometown and nonprofit. Thanks to people like April-Scarlett Manual, who donated several pageant gowns! Lori's Blessed With A Dress was able to make a triumphant comeback in Lake Charles. Fitkin stopped by KPLC News to give the public more details saying,

“We started with about 100 dresses and ended up with about 600. We would set up twice a year once for homecoming, once for prom, and just give them away for free to anybody who needed them.”


Manuel said she felt compelled to donate her pageant dresses and just like that, Lori's nonprofit was back on point! They have glamorous formal gowns semi-formal dresses long and short, shoes and accessories. The beauty of it all is they help ANYONE who needs a dress and they give it to them for FREE!

For more information message them on social media or call Lori Fitkin at (337) 884-6306. If you have gently used gowns or formal wear it is easy to donate. Bring your dresses to one of the following Drop-Off Locations:

Dance Biz: 4011 Common St., Lake Charles
Saints & Sinners Studio: 3435 Ryan St., Lake Charles
YaYa & Company: 5685 Nelson St., Suite C, Lake Charles
Subway/ Giggles: 10077 Gulf Hwy, Lake Charles
Prime Occupational Medicine: 2492 South City Service Hwy, Sulphur
Mes Amis Cheveux Salon & Spa: 619 South Huntington St., Sulphur.

Blessed With A Dress has four locations in Lake Charles, Sulphur and Moss Bluff, donating is simple. Pass on the blessings!

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