Deploying America’s Patriotism One Dress At A Time

ODYD Response to Covid-19

The ODYD volunteer team is thinking of you and your loved ones at this time.
The safety and well-being of our volunteers and customers remains ODYD’s primary focus. 

As some of our shops are open others remain closed due to local COVID restrictions.
We are following all CDC guidelines and are committed to ensuring all of our shop visitors and donors safety.

ODYD Shops are requiring sign up to ensure that we maintain proper social distancing at all time.
Please visit your local ODYD Shop page on Facebook to learn how to sign up for an appointment!

Our Mission


Deploying America’s Patriotism One Dress at a time since 2016!

Our Story

ODYD began at Fort Bliss in late 2015, when founders Renee Chapman, Ronya Rendon, Yvonne Coombes, Liz McKenrick and Melissa Riely
decided to organize a dress swap among their units’ spouses, as a way to defray the costs associated with purchasing formalwear for holiday balls.

It wasn’t long before the idea became an organization, run entirely by volunteers. With the support of Fort Bliss’ Garrison Command and the Fort Bliss Spouses’ Club, ODYD set up a location next to the thrift shop. Soon, other installations expressed interest, and within one year, ODYD opened at Fort Eustis, VA, and Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA.

ODYD now has 10 shops, with two shops having been opened on Fort Hood and Fort Drum in 2020
and its first international location that will be opening in Germany when it is safe to do so.

Deploy Your Dress

We collect new and gently used formal gowns and accessories at our 8 locations. Click the link to find out where you can deploy your dress.

Deploy Your Funds

We made a conscious decision not to charge anything for the dresses we deploy, but it takes money to run our shops & provide this service.

Deploy Your Talent

Join the FUN! Bring your expertise to our team, fundraising, web design, accounting, marketing, graphic design and so much more!

ODYD is proud to patner with Wreaths Across America and Poptivism to provide unique opportunities to our community to support ODYD and give back throughout the year!

Deploy a Weath Across America

Deploy a Popsocket

ODYD in the News

Discover what ODYD is achieving for our soldiers and their families.

Our Mission

Learn more about our mission and the people behind it.

Our Locations

Locate the nearest ODYD store to you and come in and visit with us.

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