Belle of the Ball Program
Donating like-new, stylish dresses so girls in-need can go to the prom
The 2021 program has concluded but we will collect donations again next year. Thank you!
Each year, hundreds of girls in-need are not able to attend the prom because of limited financial resources. The annual Belle of the Ball Program provides dresses to these girls. Teaming up with Anton’s Cleaners, we reach out to people in our communities to ask if they have a prom gown, or a semi-formal, holiday or party dress to donate … because we have the perfect occasion in mind.
Donated dresses are accepted at all Jordan’s Furniture locations and at Anton’s Cleaners. Anton’s professionally cleans each dress, free of charge. The gowns and dresses are distributed through an “invitation only” boutique, where qualified girls can try on and select a dress. Invitations are arranged through a Referral Partners Program of over 100 public and private agencies.
And in CT, we partner with Project Hope so that teens in the New Haven area can visit their pop-up store called “Say Yes To The Prom Dress Boutique” every Spring and choose a prom dress for their special day.
More than 1,600 girls have been outfitted since the Belle of the Ball Program began in 2005.