Dress Best for Less (DBFL) has been raising money for Piedmont schools by collecting clothing and household items to resell to the community for almost 40 years. Now the organization — which has its main storefront on Piedmont Ave. — will be moving its collection site from its longtime Magnolia Ave. home to Oakland. The “marking room” adjacent to the Piedmont Pool will be shut down on Oct. 16 to make way for the construction of the city’s new aquatic center.
DBFL’s new drop-off site at the First Congregational Church in Oakland at 2501 Harrison Street (across from Whole Foods) will operate in the same manner as before, but there will not be an after-hours donation bin. DBFL will continue to use its online appointment system (started during the pandemic) to schedule drop-offs.
“Our hope is that Piedmonters will make the short drive down Oakland Ave. to donate their goods. Our mission – to raise funds to benefit children of Piedmont – remains the same,” said DBFL President Linda Smith Munyan on Tuesday. Munyan says they are in discussions with the city and school district to potentially host pop-up donation sites in Piedmont on Saturdays.
In the meantime, DBFL will hold its final Bag Sale this Saturday at the Magnolia Ave. location.
Munyan suggests checking DBFL’s online appointment page to stay informed of any changes .