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Special Event Details

Prom x QPL Dress Giveaway

This spring, high school students from the Class of 2024 in Cambria Heights are cordially invited to an unparalleled end-of-year experience, courtesy of the Queens Public Library.

What's the Prom x QPL Dress Giveaway?
The Prom x QPL Dress Giveaway unites the generosity of the Queens community, offering local high school students a comprehensive shopping experience with complimentary formal dresses and accessories for the upcoming prom season.

Queens Public Library is reaching out to the community's sense of giving, inviting locals, businesses, and patrons to contribute by donating new or slightly worn formal wear. This includes dresses, gowns, and matching accessories such as shoes, handbags, and beauty products.

Selected Queens Public Library locations, to be announced at a later date, will act as collection points. Donations will be forwarded to the Cambria Heights branch for sorting and preparation.


Volunteers are needed to assist with two (2) projects:

Preparation Team - The Preparation Team is responsible for readying donations for distribution, which includes tasks such as unboxing, hanging, steaming, and arranging dresses along with other formal attire; additionally, they handle the unboxing, matching, and categorizing of shoes, bags, and various accessories according to size, style, and color.

When: April 24th-30th from 2:00pm - 5:00pm (Sign-up for one or multiple dates)

Event Team - The Event Team plays a crucial role in guiding teens through the various activities during the giveaway. Volunteers are essential for welcoming and registering students, acting as personal shoppers to help attendees select their ideal prom dress while managing their time efficiently, keeping dresses and accessories organized, returning garments from the fitting rooms to their respective racks, distributing giveaways, and supporting staff in overseeing the event's progression.

When: May 11th from 9:30am - 5:30pm (Two 4-hour shifts available)