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Prom Dresses needed and available!!

For the past 6 years in the spring I have asked people to donate their gently used or new prom dresses so I can give them a 2nd night out on a young lady who otherwise couldn't afford one.
Two years ago I expanded it to all dress clothing having seen the need there is for dress clothing in a home that is struggling.

This year we received 20 boxes of dress donations from the Lockport Prom Dress ReSale so we have some beautiful beautiful dresses to offer but we need more!  Especially the poofy ones!!!  We have had young woman walk in the doors and find the dress of their dreams.  It is so much fun seeing them feel like Cinderella!  We have volunteers help them find sizes and colors and just become their personal shoppers. 

The dress resale is on Saturday March 1st from 9am-12:30pm at Community Christian Church in downtown Lemont (102 Stephen St).  Donations of prom dresses, all dress clothing (kids, women's and men's), dress shoes, jewelry, purses, etc. can be dropped off to the Lemont Township Office Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm (located at 1115 Warner Ave- behind Chipains)

This event helps make Prom Dresses affordable ($20 each) for some that simply cannot afford to have a dress of their dreams and wishes, some that are in great need receive a voucher to have one dress for no fee.  It also allows those who need dresses, suits and dress clothing to have an opportunity to purchase, or receive them for spring dances, Spring College Formals, Easter, Communions,  or even plays and musical costumes might be found here!

We need shoppers to come check out what we have.  There are so many amazing dresses that we already have collected that just need to be worn again! 

I created this event to help those who might need the gift of an affordable dress to have that option, but there are also those who just want to teach their kids that spending $400 on a dress is unnecessary especially when there are options for finding a beautiful dress for less.  Use that money on the rest of the night, dinner, a fun activity, or help someone in need :-)
Hopefully this year will be our best year!  It's a new location, a fun location with tons of space for dressing area and viewing of all of the donations that we have received. 

Please help me spread the word so that everyone who has a dress to donate can offer it and everyone that needs a dress, or dress clothing can hopefully find one here! 
Donations needed by Friday Feb 28th (even better by Wed Feb 26th so we can sort through all of them) to the Lemont Township Office.
Dress Resale Day Saturday March 1st 9am-12:30pm. 
Volunteers need for sorting on Wednesday 3-5pm and helping during the day of the re-sale from 7:30am-12:30pm.  Clean up and deliveries begin at 12noon.

Email hopeandfriendship@comcast.net with any questions.

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