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Donations of graduation gowns?

Original post made by Pleasantonian on Jan 21, 2013

We have graduation gowns from high school, community & 4-year college. We hate to throw them away. Does anyone know of any know of an organization that recycles them or uses them for other purposes? Thanks!

Comments (11)

Posted by Anonymous, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 21, 2013 at 9:49 am

I'm sure you could donate the high school gowns directly to the high school. They could then offer them to those who may have difficulty paying for one. The same goes for the other ones if you can do it easily - donate it back to the school it came from.


Posted by Tina, a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Jan 21, 2013 at 12:35 pm

Have you heard about Freecycle? You can freecycle your gowns. Pleasanton freecycle is very active.

Web Link


Posted by PUSD parent x4, a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Jan 21, 2013 at 5:46 pm

The schools probably will not accept the gowns. They do not want to be bothered with a recycling program. I asked a few years back I hope it has changed but I doubt it.

They used to put out a garbage can rather than collect/recycle PE clothes. They also want to sell more PE clothes next year, at a big mark up.


Posted by Freecycle Rocks!, a resident of Birdland
on Jan 23, 2013 at 9:50 am

I agree with Tina...list them on Freecycle. Someone will snatch them up!


Posted by CC, a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Jan 23, 2013 at 3:06 pm

What about Village High School?


Posted by Tina, a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Jan 23, 2013 at 6:59 pm

Village High School's graduation gowns are black.


Posted by sherie, a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Jan 24, 2013 at 10:10 am

check with some of the local youth ministers...they might have seniors in their youth groups that are in need of a gown. What a nice idea!


Posted by Jan, a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Jan 24, 2013 at 3:17 pm

I donated my son's graduation gown to Amador right after graduation in June. They were happy to take it. They had a handful already that they save for those who may not be able to afford them next year.


Posted by cookww@gmail.com, a resident of another community
on Mar 6, 2014 at 1:23 pm

I need some gowns for prison graduation if you still have some.


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Mar 6, 2014 at 2:52 pm

I wonder if the above email is legit? A woman friend of mine once had a prison pen pal and he eventually started asking her money and other freebies.

It's the kind of give away that somebody in prison may try to sell to another prisoner or to cut it up into something else.

NOT! Consider HS students. Students have the greater need.


Posted by Pleasantonian, a resident of Mission Park
on Mar 6, 2014 at 3:04 pm

Pleasantonian is a registered user.

The high school gowns have been donated back to Foothill High School.


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