Donate Dresses To Local Teens

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The Long Island Volunteer Center, working in conjunction with Nassau Community College marketing & fashion students, will be collecting new and gently-used prom dresses, bridesmaid dresses and accessories (including dressy shoes, evening bags and costume jewelry) for the 22nd annual Prom Boutique.

The following is a list of collection sites that will be accepting donations. All collections take place Sunday, April 10 from 12 to 2 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

AT Stewart Exchange

109 11th St.

Garden City, NY 11530

During regular store hours through Saturday, April 9 (Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, 12 to 4 p.m.)

Nordstrom

630 Old Country Rd., Roosevelt Field, Third Level

Garden City, NY 11530

Westy Self-Storage

2400 Marcus Ave.

Lake Success, NY 11020

Americana Manhasset Concierge

2060 Northern Blvd.

Manhasset, NY 11030

Somerset Gardens Senior Living

150 Sunnyside Blvd.

Plainview, NY 11803

Nancy Sinoway Creative Tailoring and Alterations Studio

334A Main St.

Port Washington, NY 11050

During regular store hours through Saturday, April 9 (Tuesday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

Junior League of Long Island Thrift Shop

1395 Old Northern Blvd.

Roslyn, NY 11576

During regular store hours through Saturday, April 9 (Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

All dresses and accessories will be distributed free of charge to girls of families across Long Island who cannot easily absorb the expense of a new gown for their prom, awards ceremony or graduation. High school guidance counselors, at-risk youth agencies, group homes and church outreaches make the program available to their constituents.

More than 1,500 girls benefited in 2015 from 65 different schools and nonprofit youth organizations across Long Island. For more information on Prom Boutique, contact prom@longislandvolunteercenter.org or the Long Island Volunteer Center at 516- 564-5482 or www.longislandvolunteercenter.org.

 

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Joe Scotchie is the editor of both The Roslyn News and New Hyde Park Illustrated News. In 2009, he won a New York State Press Association award for a sports feature. Joseph Scotchie’s past publications include biographies of Thomas Wolfe and Richard Weaver and a comprehensive history of the city of Asheville, North Carolina.

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