It can be found in many homes: the beautiful, beloved dress that was worn once, maybe twice, now hanging in the back of a closet. At Klinke Cleaners, one of our favorite events of the year offers the perfect opportunity to give that gorgeous dress new life and at the same time spread joy to a young person in our community.

We’re proud to once again partner with Junior League of Madison to support the annual All Dressed Up dress collection campaign. Between February 13-25, bring your new or gently used prom or formal dress to any Klinke Cleaners and we’ll clean it, press it and donate it.

With this 13th annual event, Junior League of Madison and its partners continue the wonderful tradition of making special occasion dresses available to those in our community with financial limitations. Dresses for all body types are available, along with shoes, accessories, and even makeup and hair demonstrations.

And, as this event has proven over the years, it’s not just about the dress. Every year, girls who attend leave smiling and confident and grateful. Many later choose to continue the cycle of giving by donating back dresses they have received.

The All Dressed Up distribution event will be March 4 at Madison College. Registration is required and opens on February 11. Information and the registration link can be found here. (

You can help make the dream of attending prom come true for hundreds of young people in our community by dropping your new or gently used special occasion dress at any Klinke’s location February 13-25. Thank you for supporting All Dressed Up!

(c) Can Stock Photo / Ginaellen