Becca's Closet FAQs

  • What is Becca's Closet?

    Becca’s Closet is a national, non-profit organization that donates formal dresses to high school girls cannot afford to purchase them. Becca’s Closet also awards scholarships to deserving high school seniors who have demonstrated exemplary service to their communities.

    The organization was created to honor the work of Rebecca Kirtman who passed away in an automobile accident in August 2003. In the spring of 2003, Becca single-handedly collected and distributed over 250 prom dresses to needy girls in South Florida so that they could attend their high school proms.

  • I need a dress! How can I get one?

    You must be a high school girl with financial need who cannot afford to purchase a dress for a school-sponsored dance/event.

    There are volunteer-led Becca’s Closet chapters in communities throughout the U.S.. Each chapter functions a little differently. Go to the Find a Chapter page of our website to locate a chapter near you and contact that chapter for information on how to get a dress! You will be required to provide proof of current high school enrollment.

    If you live in South Florida, call (954) 424-9999 or click here to submit an appointment request form. One of our volunteers will call you to schedule your appointment to visit our storefront located in the Festival FleaMarket Mall in Pompano Beach, FL.

  • How can I find a Becca's Closet chapter near me?

    Search our Becca’s Closet Chapters page to see if there’s a chapter near you, then contact that chapter directly for more information.

  • How can I donate a dress?

    Becca’s Closet relies on the generosity of manufacturers, retailers and individuals like you! All of our dresses have been donated to us, and we donate them to deserving high school girls.

    We welcome donations of new and gently worn dresses in appropriate, current styles! If there is a Becca’s Closet chapter in your community, please support it! You can search for a chapter near you at Contact that chapter directly for information on how to donate. If there is no local chapter near you, please mail your donation to the Plantation, Fl address on our homepage.

    Check out our “What’s Hot, What’s Not” guidelines for more information.

  • How can I get a tax donation receipt?

    Of course! Becca’s Closet is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and we will be happy to send you a tax donation receipt on request. For your convenience,  you can download a tax donation receipt directly from our website at

    It is up to your tax professional to clarify IRS guidelines for used clothing.

  • Is Becca's Closet a 501(c)3, non-profit organization?

    Yes! All donations made to Becca’s Closet are tax deductible.

  • What kinds of items are acceptable donations?

    Our goal is to outfit a girl completely so that she will not need to incur any cost to attend her school’s dance in style. Dresses should be in current styles that you can find in popular clothing stores and boutiques such as Macys, Windsor, Lulus, and PromUSA. Check out the Sponsors section of our website for more examples.

    We accept new and gently worn short and long formal dresses appropriate for high school girls to wear to their homecomings, military balls, and proms.

    All chapters welcome all dress sizes, especially plus-sizes, which are especially difficult to find!

    We accept costume jewelry, dress handbags, and like-new dress shoes.

    We accept donations of hair, nail, and makeup services.

    We are unable to accept the following:
    Wedding gowns
    Clothing that is ripped, stained, or damaged.
    Outdated clothing, more than 5 years old
    Casual clothing
    Worn out shoes
    Graduation robes





  • How can I get involved?

    Start a chapter, volunteer locally, hold a dress drive to support a local chapter, spread the word that we’re here to help. We appreciate your involvement on any level.

    If you would like to volunteer in South Florida, please sign up to receive our emails by clicking here!

    If you would like to start a Becca’s Closet chapter in your community, please complete and submit our Start a Chapter” request form. Chapters must led by students, supervised by adults and affiliated with a school, community organization, church, temple or other non-profit organization. After we receive your request, we will e-mail instructions and an application to you.

    We will contact you by telephone once your completed application is received.

  • How can I make a monetary donation?

    To make a secure, online monetary donation, please go to our donation page on JustGiving.

    Memorial and honorary gifts will be recognized with a special card to the honoree or their family from Becca’s Closet.

    Checks should be sent to:
    151 North Nob Hill Road
    Suite 280
    Plantation, FL 33324

It's just a dress... but it's so much more!