The Vista Library will be teaming up with Princess Project to collect formal dresses for the annual Prom Dress Drive and Gown Giveaway through April 18. Donations of gowns that have been dry cleaned and are no more than five years old can be brought to the library and dropped off on a hanger and in a dry cleaning bag. All sizes are needed and pageant and quinceañera gowns are also welcome. Appointments to get a dress will be open on March 7 and can be booked online at

The Princess Project was started in San Francisco Bay area in 2002 and became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 2005. Since then, the organization has helped over 25,000 teens with the help of their volunteers located all over California, including San Diego, by providing free prom dresses and accessories to high school girls who cannot otherwise afford them. Princess Project encourages anyone interested in making donations or getting involved to visit their website or email for more information.