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Dress Up Drive 2015

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Our SIXTH Annual Halloween Dress Up Drive is in full swing with only 17 days left to donate. That means it’s time to clean out those dress up bins! Donate your cleaned, outgrown, & gently loved Halloween costumes to local families just in time for Trick-or-Treat!

Drop off box locations at Chick-Fil-A Warrenton and Warrenton United Methodist Preschool through October 15th.

Let Jennifer if you know of any needy families in your area. Head over here if you want to find out more info on our Dress Up Drive page.

Dress Up Drive


Princess Genevieve at Warrenton's Boys & Girls Club

Princess Genevieve at Warrenton’s Boys & Girls Club

Dressing up has always been our princesses favorite thing to do. Princess Genevieve says the fondest memories of her childhood are held in those long days that never seemed to end that were full of “pretend” and getting lost in a story in her own mind. Whether you have friends over or are playing in your room by yourself, a box of dress up clothes holds endless possibilities!

That’s why in 2009, we began hosting this twice annual event in Northern VA. We do it once, the spring for Easter clothes, and in the Fall for Halloween Costumes (our favorite)! It has since grown and expanded to the New River Valley in VA and inspired many others to start collections of their own.

Why It’s Important

We are firm believers that make-believe is vitally important in a child’s early years. Dress up and pretend are the times when children are able to escape from the reality of the adult world and get lost in their fantasies.

Imagination is more important than knowledge. -Albert Einstein

Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will. – George Bernard Shaw Read

You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. -Mark Twain

The man who has no imagination has no wings. – Muhammad Ali

It would be nice if as adults we did a little more of this ourselves.

Get Involved!

We start our collection for the spring a month before Easter weekend. Fall collection time begins in late September and runs until a week before Halloween. Here’s a few ways that you can get in on the fun.

If you are a Girl Scout troop who wants to get involved contact Jennifer. We are looking for libraries, churches, or businesses who wish to host a drop off box location.

Dress Up Drive: Donate from March 10 – April 4, 2012

Princess Genevieve is gearing up for her SPRING DRESS UP DRIVE. We are looking for businesses to host drop off boxes for parents wishing to donate March 10 though April 4. If you would like to host a drop off box at your location please email

Leave your cleaned and gently loved, outgrown Spring dresses, Prom gowns, and boys suits to be donated to local families just in time for Easter.

Drop Off Locations
in Warrenton
Warrenton United Methodist Church
(Behind Pizza Hut)

Dressing up has always been Princess Genevieve’s favorite thing to do.  In 2009, she she began hosting this twice annual event. In the spring for Easter clothes and the other in the Fall for Halloween Costumes.

Stay up to date on or find out more about past Dress Up Drives.

Fall Dress Up Drive 2011

Its time for the Fall Dress Up Drive! We are accepting cleaned and gently loved, outgrown boys and girls costumes to be donated to the local Boys & Girls’ Club again this Fall.

Princess Genevieve will be making an extra special appearance during Kid’s Nite at Chik-Fil-A from 7-8pm on Tuesday, October 18th for “Bedtime Stories with Princess Genevieve”. Come in your royal jammies, you won’t want to miss this sweet evening of stories to send you off into dreamland.

Drop off boxes can be found at Warrenton Chick-Fil-A & Warrenton United Methodist Church (Behind Pizza Hut) from Oct 1- October 25, 2011.

Join us October 28th from 6-8pm at Tagaloo for the Halloween Bash to celebrate with games and other free activities for families! During last Fall’s Dress Up Drive we collected over 100 Halloween costumes for Boys & Girls Clubs in Warrenton and Remington plus, had more than enough left over for several local churches and the Shelter! Our Spring Dress up Drive collected Easter and dress up clothes last spring. Visit for more info.

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