Get Gorgeous for Grad

Spring is a special time of year when our community celebrates the achievements of young men and women as we donate new and gently worn dresses, suits, ties, shoes and more to those who may not be able to afford such items for graduation or prom. Through this program youth celebrate this important academic milestone and build self-confidence. 

Registered participants must be in Grade 8 or High School in Elgin County.

Participants will receive:

  • A 45-minute one-on-one fashion consultation with our YWCA team
  • The opportunity to select a dress or suit from dozens of colours and styles
  • The knowledge that our community values their achievements….and it’s all for free!

How to participate

Registration required. Dates for 2024 Boutique Days to be determined. 

COVID Protocols to Protect You

  • Student can bring ONE guest only
  • Self-screening for COVID prior to arrival
  • Masks optional

Donations accepted annually in March & April

This program would not be possible without the generosity of our community! If you are an individual or a business who wishes to donate formal wear (for girls and boys), shoes, jewelry or gift cards to a salon or barber please bring your donations to our main office located at 16 Mary Street West, St.Thomas during regular business hours. Items must be in good condition and clean or they will not be accepted. (within the last 5 years to keep style modern for the students)

A tax receipt may be provided to you or your business for your donation based on the following standards;

Personal donations from an individual of new or gently used items: a tax receipt will be granted for $50 per dress or suit, up to a maximum of $150.

Retail donations from a business of new items or gift certificates: a tax receipt will be granted for the final sale price which includes reduced prices. 



If you wish to find out more information, please complete the form below or call our main office at (519) 631-9800.

Please note this is NOT an application to participate.

Please note inquiries will be reviewed within 2-3 business days.

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