In 1982, a group of forward thinking Moms from Piedmont, CA, decided to collect unneeded household items and clothing to sell to the community in order to raise money for the schools. They were given an unused room at Haven’s School. They quickly outgrew the space and rented a storefront on Piedmont Avenue in Oakland, CA.
They formed a nonprofit organization to benefit the Piedmont public schools. Dress Best for Less donates most of its profits to the Piedmont Education Foundation. This foundation is devoted to promoting academic excellence, investing in innovation and providing sustained financial support to the Piedmont Unified School District