Galena is a town of about 600 full-time residents off of the road system in the middle of Alaska. You can only fly into or out of the town. However, the unique thing about Galena is, in addition to the full-time residents, that there is a boarding school where 200+ students from 78 different villages
gather to go to high school! And going to a high school a few hundred miles away from the nearest clothing store brings with it some challenges, including shopping for that perfect prom dress.....
This is where we need YOUR and your FRIEND'S help!
Do you or your wife, girlfriend, or sister have an old prom dress, bridesmaid dress, or any sort of special event dress in your/their closet collecting dust?
Or do you or your husband, boyfriend or brother have extra men's formal wear that you/they no longer need?
Consider donating your gently used formal wear to the 200+ students at Galena Interior Learning Academy (GILA) boarding school that have no access to a mall! I (Natalie Elder) can collect items in the Anchorage and Mat-Su valley areas through March 11. Iliamna Air Taxi has already donated free shipping out to Galena saving us so much money, so let's fill up the plane with your donated formal wear!!
We would greatly appreciate the following clean and gently-used items, including:
-Formal & semi-formal women's dresses in all sizes, especially plus sizes (short and long dresses, all styles, shapes, sizes, and colors are appreciated!!)
-Formal women's high heel shoes, long gloves, formal shalls, or clutches
-Men's formal wear, including dress shirts, ties, tuxedos, suit coats, suit pants, black dress socks, shoes....we actually need men's wear more than dresses, so please spread the word!! :)
This is coordinated in part by the volunteers for Galena YoungLife. Caylee Redford, the Galena YoungLife area director, or I are happy to answer any questions you may have, so just send us a private message :)
TO COORDINATE PICK-UP OR DROP-OFF PLEASE MESSAGE ME, NATALIE ELDER, OR COMMENT BELOW ON THIS EVENT.
Please help us spread the word about collecting donations to your friends and family in the Anchorage and Mat-Su area! Thank you in advance for your donations and for praying that these donations would be a blessing to the students in Galena :D