Thank you for your interest in donating to

713 CEG/Prom Girls Rock! 




Dress Drop-Offs

MUST be Packed in a SEALED BOX or Mailbag (ex. Bag/Box)

For the safety of our Recipients

Non-packaged items - WILL BE REJECTED



New Drop-off Location:

324 S. Michigan Avenue

Chicago, IL 60604


If you require a donation receipt, please tag inside of package your name,address

and number items donated. 

(Add email address if preferred) 


For more information - go to our Donate page.   Click the "Donate" button below




We greatly appreciate all donations.  In order to ensure that our efforts are organized and we provide our girls with a beautiful dress for prom, we have some guidelines for donations:

  • All dresses MUST be dry-cleaned, in good condition and fashionable
  • All dresses MUST be formal, semi-formal, evening, casual and age appropriate
  • All dresses MUST have size label on dress or tagged on dress
  • All dress donations delivered to our office locations MUST be in a box or shipping bag

We cannot accept the following:

  • Garments that are not clean and/or in need of repairs
  • Open makeup items
  • Unpacked items (MUST be in a box or shipping bag such as FedEx) or it will be REJECTED



Your monetary donations will help us to continue to provide the services and training programs that are much needed in our communities


713 CEG is a 501c3 non-profit organization

All donations are tax deductible. 


To give please click the 

Donate NOW button below.


To Donate with Checks and Money Orders send to:


713 Community    

Empowerment Group
332 S. Michigan Ave.

Ste 121/C192

Chicago, IL 60604





We appreciate your support



713 CEG

Welcomes donations of new and gently worn long and short formal dresses in all sizes, especially small sizes (0-4) and large sizes (16 and higher). Please! No wedding gowns, business wear or everyday clothing! Not sure if your dress is appropriate? Check out our donation guidelines listed below.





Please Drop-off (or Mail) Dress Donations of 5 dresses or Less to:

713 Community Empowerment Group 

324 S. Michigan Avenue - (New Drop-off Address) 

324 S. Michigan Avenue (Mailing Address) 

Chicago, IL  60604

Monday - Friday 





Our 2nd Location:

 713 Community Empowerment Group 

815 W. 63rd Street  4th FL

ChicagoIL  60621

Tuesdays and Thursdays 



Retailers with large quantity donations please give us a call:

(312) 554-5160




Donations needed NOW:

  • Monetary Donations are much needed  (Please help support our cause.  We have such a heart for our youth and we've added additional programs to our agenda, such as our upcoming youth communications forum.  Also, we are very proud of our annual Prom Girls Rock - prom dress give-away event.  This is an event every high school student looks forward to each year.  713 CEG is an extension of our Mom's dream to serve the community as she was also a community organizer for the city of Chicago.  Your cash donations will go towards the costly expenses need to produce this event each year, and will be greatly appreciated.  No amount you give is too small.  If you are a retailer or vendor we would LOVE to partner with you. Thank you!
  • If you are a bridal boutique, department store or designer we will be more than happy to help you clean out your sample and discontinued dress, makeup and accessories inventory and we will provide you with a donation receipt)
  • New or Gently Used Dresses (If you are a bridal boutique, department store or designer we will be more than happy to help you clean out your sample and discontinued dress, makeup and accessories inventory and we will provide you with a donation receipt)
  • PLUS SIZE DRESSES – 14 and up are also greatly appreciated
  • New or almost new shoes
  • Jewelry and accessories
  • Handbags
  • School Supplies
  • Unused makeup
  • Dress Racks
  • Hangers
  • Plastic, disposable garment bags (dry cleaner type)


Additional volunteers/items we need for day of Event:

  • Storage space
  • Equipment movers
  • Security
  • Publicity/Marketing - help us get the word out (Share on Social Media)
  • Items for college trunk give-away   (Laptops, tablets, hand towels, dish soap, lotion, body wash, deoderant, etc.)



What's Trending for the Girls and Acceptable:


 *Short and long formal dresses & bridesmaids dresses less than 5 years old

 *Dresses must be clean and ready to wear

 *New to gently used Shoes 

 *New and gently used jewelry-earrings, necklaces, bracelets, etc.

 *Small, new and gently used dressy purses and handbags

 *NEW ONLY - undergarments

 *NEW ONLY - all types of makeup


 Items We Cannot Accept

*Dresses with stains, rips, holes, tears, and pulls

*Dresses over 5 years old

*Dresses not cleaned 

*Dresses with odor

*Dresses that are outdated

*Business suits 

*Worn out shoes with worn out heels

*Used Undergarments

*Used facial makeup


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