If you have a formal dress, gown or cocktail style and you are looking for it to have another chance at the dance floor bring it to the Ruby Room! Often times girls choose a floor length gown for prom and the cocktail dresses are chosen for homecoming dances, but each girl has their own preference. Donate your new or lightly used formal wear. We accept the following:
Dresses (formal, cocktail, quinceañera)
Tuxedos and Suits
New or gently used bras or shapewear
We ask that your donation be in good condition, no stains or tears, and clean when brought to the boutique for donation. Our budget doesn't always afford us a trip to the dry cleaners.
UPCOMING DONATION DATES:
Saturday, March 2nd
1p - 4p
Consider this! Currently Ruby Room is hosting a textiles drive to raise money and support our program. In this drive we are accepting clothing, shoes, and accessories. Value Village will pay our nonprofit by the pound! Great way to clean out your closets and support your local community. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ruby Room Boutique
827 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue WA 98004
Mail your donation to
The Ruby Room
PO Box 1586
Issaquah WA 98027
Dances are a significant milestone in the life of a high school student and you can contribute to a memory that will last a lifetime. In a study performed by VISA in 2015 the national average cost to attend prom is well over $800 for girls and more than $1,200 for couples.
Your contributions are what make The Ruby Room possible! We are grateful for your support.
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YOU MAY ALSO MAIL YOUR DONATION TO:
THE RUBY ROOM
P.O. BOX 1586
Issaquah, WA 98027
We are always looking for outgoing volunteers to fill a variety of shifts, including personal shopper.
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Volunteer duties, especially Personal Shoppers, can vary depending on the number of high school students have signed up. It is important for volunteers to be flexible, patient and sometimes creative when working with high school students. There will always be an on-site manager to assist with any challenging situations.
We are happy to have volunteers of any age. We ask that volunteers 14 and under volunteer with an adult.
Ruby Room volunteers are responsible for protecting the privacy of Ruby Room clients. Privacy includes but not limited to; securing students a private dressing room so they can try on dresses comfortably, information about students is not to be given to anyone, including new agencies without specific written consent from the student and The Ruby Room, no photos are to be taken of the students without a signed release from their guardian.
The Ruby Room strives to create a boutique atmosphere; therefore Boutique Volunteers are to dress professionally in all black with a splash of color. Please do not wear yoga pants or casual hoodies. Part of the experience for the Ruby Room clients is to be inspired and feel a level of professionalism during their boutique visit, this often starts with how we present ourselves. Dress in what makes you feel polished and pretty.
Personal Belongings: Volunteers are responsible at all times for their own personal belongings. We encourage you NOT to bring handbags or other personal items to the boutique. We do not have a secure cabinet to lock up personal items. The Ruby Room is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
Public parking is available in adjacent lots. There is a 2 hour limit in the parking lot under the boutique. Parking is available at Bellevue Square Mall or Lincoln Square if you plan to be in the boutique for longer than 2 hours. Please be sure to obey the parking signs.
The volunteer relationship may be terminated in the case of non-compliance with the volunteer policy; or for behavior that is angry, threatening, or disrespectful to other volunteers, staff or students.