Butterfly Effect collecting, giving away formal dresses

Posted at 8:39 AM, Feb 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-06 11:26:35-05

After your Mardi Gras balls this season, rather than let that dress collect dust in your closet, why not pass it on?

That's where the Butterfly Effect Project comes into play.

The group provides donated dresses to high school girls who can't afford to buy them for their prom.

Butterfly Effect collecting, giving away formal dresses (pt 2)

The Prom Dress Giveaway event is free for high school-aged girls to participate. Students will be able to take home the dream dress of their choosing by presenting a valid high school ID.

On March 14, girls can head to the Northgate Mall in Lafayette from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm to find their dress.

There is no wait list or reservation for dresses.

Once a dress has been chosen, girls will be able to take a picture with the magic mirror.

There's also an opportunity to win other prizes.

For those interested in donating, Butterfly Effect will be collecting dresses at several locations in Lafayette this spring. Those dresses will then go to local girls to dance away the night when prom rolls around.

Volunteers are also needed for upcoming dress sorting days. The next date is Wednesday, February 5 at the Northgate Mall. To find out more, click here.

The following is a list of drop-off locations that will be accepting dresses until March 6:

New Day Community Outreach
800 W. Congress
Suite B or C
Lafayette, La
Monday - Friday, 9 am - 4 pm
(337) 264-7128

Cajun Creations Gifts & More
600 St. Landry Street
Mon - Fri: 10 am - 6 pm
Sat: 10 am - 2 pm
(337) 889-3647

Cheraki Beauty
3400 Moss Street
Tues - Sat: 10 am - 6 pm
(337) 345-8649

Magnolia Salon & Parlour
2833 Johnston Street
Tues - Fri: 9 am -6 pm
Sat: 9 am - 2 pm
(337) 534-8259

The Skin Loft Med Spa
500 Settlers Trace
Suite 3
Mon: 9 am - 3 pm
Tues - Fri: 9 am - 6:30 pm
(337) 534-8556

Ann Raush State Farm Insurance
810 S. Blaise Lane
Suite F
Mon - Fri: 9 am - 5 pm
(337) 856-5314

Louisiana Christian School
1545 Broussard Hwy
Breaux Bridge
Mon - Fri: 7 am - 5:30 pm
(337) 332-4740

Find out more about the Butterfly Effect Project at the group's Facebook page.