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Precious Moments hosts clothing drive for prom/grad/First Communion outfits

After a three-year pause due to pandemic restrictions, the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board is once again holding its Precious Moments annual clothing drive for new and gently experienced formal wear, shoes and accessories.

The Precious Moments Boutique is a ‘storefront’ at St. Mary Catholic Resource Centre that is outfitted with new and gently used graduation/prom and First Holy Communion dresses and suits. The boutique was launched in 2004 by Social Worker Kelly Duffy-Kariam to ensure that no student has to miss out on his or her ‘precious moment.’

These events are marked with much excitement but can also pose a significant financial burden for many families in our community. All donated clothing is available to students at no cost. Any donations would be greatly appreciated and put to very good use.

Donations can be dropped off directly at the St. Mary Catholic Education Resource Centre at 209 MacNab St N. from 3pm to 6pm on Wednesday, February 1, 2023. Entrance to the boutique is located at the corner of McNab St. N and Colbourne St.

Please ensure donations are clean, on hangers and currently in style.


The boutique is also collecting donations of large mirrors.

For more information, please email Kelly Duffy-Kariam at duffyke@hwcdsb.ca.

Stay tuned for open house dates.





Precious Moments hosts clothing drive for prom/grad/First Communion outfits
Precious Moments hosts clothing drive for prom/grad/First Communion outfits