The main purpose of our Foundation is to be sure any and all women or young ladies get the opportunity to attend any formal or semi-formal event without the burden of expense.
Dresses & Dreams, Inc., is a not-for-profit organization that seeks to identify girls and women in Austin and surrounding areas who, despite many hardships would like to attend their Prom, Homecoming, or any other special event that requires a formal dress, but may not have the financial resources to do so.
We will ensure every young lady in need makes it to her special event, whether it is her Prom, Wedding, Homecoming,Quinceañera, school play, or Sweet 16.
How we got started
This non-profit was started in March of 2006. It all started when a friend said she couldn't afford to buy a dress for her daughter for Prom. A wanted ad was posted on a community website by our founder, Keri Byer. She received an overwhelming response of people wanting to donate their old formal dresses and accessories to help this girl make it to her prom. Not knowing the young lady's taste, Keri drove all around town picking up all sorts of dresses, shoes, and accessories. She ended up with almost 20 dresses. Before she knew it, the word of mouth had spread, the girls in the local High Schools began calling for dresses, so Keri began advertising on local free websites that she had dresses, shoes, and accessories for any girl in need.