Talia’s ClosetProvides free dresses and suits for graduation ceremonies
Talia’s Closet helps graduates celebrate their success by alleviating the monetary pressure associated with graduation.
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.
A local seamstress donates her time to make alterations as needed and youth get to keep their 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 donated space at Sevenoaks Alliance Church. Talia’s Closet receives no funding and is run by volunteers and part-time staff from the Archway Youth Resource Program.
Talia’s Closet is a program of our Youth Resource Centre (YRC), which is a one-stop-shop for youth and their families who want a helping hand to connect with each other and/or the community.
Who We Help
- Any student graduating high school or university in Abbotsford and neighbouring communities
To Access Talia’s Closet
- We need a referral from a teacher or school counsellor confirming that the youth is graduating.
- Once the referral is received, a Talia’s Closet volunteer will contact you to set up an appointment for you to choose and try on a dress/suit. You can bring family or a friend to help you choose the right outfit.
Did You Know?
Archway has been providing services for youth since 1969.
Want to Help?
We are currently in need of suits and accessories like purses and shoes for the participants in our Talia’s Closet program. We are also able to accept donations of prom dresses, plus size gowns are particularly needed.
Please bring all clean, gently-worn items to our reception desk at 2420 Montrose Avenue.
We also accept donations and gift cards for hair dressing services, nails and photography. Thank you for your generosity.
By appointment only
Archway Community Services
2420 Montrose Ave
Abbotsford, BC V2S 3S9
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