On Feb. 23, Love the Dress TN 9th Annual Event will come to The Gate Community Church, 3835 Carothers Parkway,Franklin, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., offering dresses for the prom or for other formal social events. These gowns are donated by members of the community, area high schools, local department stores, and bridal shops.
Love the Dress TN was created to help all girls be able to afford a formal dress for school or community functions as well as to help a local nonprofit with a monetary gift. The event also gives door prizes donated by local businesses, features make up sessions by local beauticians, and offers how-to formal hairstyle presentations.
How it works: When a student donates a gown to Love the Dress, they are given a voucher to use at the event for a free dress. If they do not have a formal dress to donate, they can purchase one – a long dress is $20 and a short dress is $10. Area schools also refer students in financial need to Love the Dress. Ladies can also bring a formal dress to swap at the event. College girls and ladies of all ages are invited to attend the event.
The 2019 LTD proceeds will be donated to Graceworks Ministries, which helps local families in need. You can find more information on this organization at www.gracworksministries.net
Since 2011, more than 1,700 young ladies have participated in Love the Dress TN.
Formal dress, shoes or accessory donations can be dropped off at the following locations.
February Drop-Off Locations
- Riley’s in Franklin – 919 Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN
- Graceworks in Franklin – 104 SE Parkway, Franklin, TN
- Fieldstone Farms Clubhouse – 1530 Lexington Parkway, Franklin, TN
- Jimmy’s Cleaners:
188 Front St in Westhaven in Franklin
1403 Lewisburg Pike in Franklin
710 Old Hickory Blvd in Brentwood
4886 Port Royal Rd in Spring Hill
You can pre-register for the event now. For further information on the event registration, see www.lovethedresstn.com