Helping Abbotsford Graduates One Dress at a Time
Graduation is a big milestone for all youth, and a tremendous accomplishment especially for teens who have faced disadvantages. It is also a very costly event. Talia's Closet strives to alleviate some of the costs so that all youth can shine on their big day.
Through Talia's Closet, we provide graduates with free, gently worn gowns, suits and accessories. Youth are referred to the program from high school teachers or counselors and a seamstress donates her time to tailor the outfits.
Local businesses also donate hair, make-up, photography and nail services to help offset the costs of prom. Students can enjoy a real shopping experience with a large selection, thanks to the generosity of these donors in our community.
Talia's Closet is located within Sevenoaks Alliance Church: 2575 Gladwin Road, Abbotsford.
Youth who would like to access Talia's Closet can ask their secondary school counsellor for a referral. Contact YRC at 604.870.4972 or firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment between Monday to Thursday, 9:00am to 4:00pm.
Talia's Closet receives no funding and is run by volunteers and part-time staff from the Youth Resource Program here at ACS. If you would like to donate a dress, tuxedo, gift card or services you can drop them off at ACS on 2420 Montrose Avenue or call the Youth Resource Centre at 604-870-4972.