Swap rather than buy.
(Aurora, IN) – The Dearborn County Recycling Center will host the ReProm Dress Exchange from March 3 through April 28. Over 1,000 dresses are available. All are contemporary and are either new (with tags) or like-new.
ReProm will be slightly different this year due to COVID restrictions. Everyone who would like to shop at ReProm must go online or call for an appointment. No walk-ins will be allowed. A maximum of two participants per appointment will be allowed to enter and shop. Appointments will last for 45 minutes, and allow for up to 5 dresses to be tried on. Face masks will be required, and temperatures will be checked prior to admission.
Participants are asked to bring a formal dress (clean and in good condition) to exchange for a new or once-worn dress. Dresses must be contemporary in order to qualify for exchange. Those without dresses to exchange are welcomed to make a cash or check donation instead.
The formal dress exchange is not a need-based program. It is open to everyone and is based on the principle that buying something to wear one time is extremely wasteful. The program saves money and reduces waste by reusing items that otherwise would only be used once.
The program is not exclusively for Dearborn County residents. It is open to everyone. Appointments can be scheduled by going online to www.dearborncountyrecycles.com/reprom or by calling 812-926-9963.
The ReProm shop is located at the Dearborn County Recycling Center and is open every Wednesday in March and April from 3pm-6pm. ReProm will also be open daily, except for Sunday, during spring break from March 15-27. The Dearborn County Recycling Center is located at 10700 Prospect Ln, Aurora, IN 47001.