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The Rockford chapter of Becca’s Closet serves as a boutique to collect and distribute

formalwear free of charge to hundreds of young women each year from Rockford and

surrounding communities who would not otherwise be able to attend proms, homecomings,

and other special events. The Rockford chapter—overseen and operated by Rockford Area Lutheran Ministries since March of 2011—gives away an average of 1000 dresses each year.

 

The Closet is located at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 1829 North Rockton

Avenue, situated directly across from West Middle School.

 

The first Becca’s Closet was created by Rebecca Kitman, a 16 year old Florida high school sophomore. Becca recognized that there were many girls in her community who were unable to attend their high school proms and homecomings because they could not afford to purchase formalwear for the dances. She launched a dress drive to provide prom dresses and accessories free of charge so that no girl would have to miss these special events. Becca was tragically killed in an automobile accident shortly after starting her “closet.” Her friends and family continued her mission by forming a national “Becca’s Closet” program, with 90 chapters to date. Rockford is the only city in the state of Illinois with an active Becca’s Closet chapter.

 

 

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Just some of the many wonderful dresses at Becca's Closet!

 

 

 

 beccascloset1Models from one of our partner churches, GPS Faith Community, at the Becca's Closet CherryVale Mall Fashion Show!

 

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