Welcome to Gowns for Grads Winnipeg

About Us

Our Organization

Gowns for Grads Winnipeg is a volunteer-run organization. Graduating high school is a huge accomplishment, and every graduate deserves the chance to celebrate their success. Gowns for Grads collects donations of formal gowns, shoes, evening bags, and jewelry. These items are re-distributed to Manitoba High School Diploma graduates , or Mature Student Diploma graduates, who are not be able to afford them.  Click here for our Drop Off Locations

Our History

The Gowns for Grads program began at St John's High School in 2009. From 2011 through 2017, the Laura Milner White Committee generously supported the program. Currently, Gowns for Grads remains 100% volunteer run and donation based, and is managed by the Gowns for Grads Winnipeg Committee.  To date, we have given out over 3,000 grad dresses to deserving graduates.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide gowns and accessories to Manitoba High School Diploma graduates or, Mature Student Diploma graduates, who are confronted by poverty and other life challenges, so they can celebrate their accomplishments in style, alongside their peers. 

Contact Us

Interested in learning more ?

If you would like to sign up for our program, donate a gown, become a volunteer, or want to know more about how you can help please email us at

Gowns for Grads