By Coastal Breeze News Staff
Tickets for Love That Dress!, benefiting PACE Center for Girls, are now on sale for $30. Tickets to Love That Dress! are limited and are only sold on-line at www.lovethatdress.org. Sponsorship and vendor opportunities are still available.
With the support of presenting sponsor White House Black Market and many more generous contributors, Love That Dress! is expected to raise more than $75,000 to help abused, neglected and abandoned teenage girls served by PACE.
Guests can stake their claim on thousands of deeply discounted new and gently worn dresses and accessories, bid in the lavish silent auctions, and enjoy camaraderie and cocktails with friends at two different Love That Dress! events this year.
Guests can shop in Collier County at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club on August 23 and in Lee County at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Estero on August 27. Both events are from 6-9 PM.
In preparation for Collier’s ultimate feel-good shopping spree, PACE is seeking dress donations of any kind from wedding gowns to sundresses. Donations will be accepted at the following collection sites from Aug. 1-18:
• White House Black Market on Fifth: 555 Fifth Avenue South, Naples
• White House Black Market at Waterside Shops: 5485 Tamiami Trail North, Naples
• True Fashionista’s: 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Rd #178, Naples
• Lux Boutique: 4262 Gulf Shore Blvd North, Naples
“It’s truly the ultimate feel good night out for women where they can shop and enjoy great bargains from Gap to Gucci while spending time with friends,” says Marianne Kearns, executive director of PACE Center for Girls-Collier at Immokalee.
PACE Center for Girls Inc. is a non-residential delinquency prevention program targeting the unique needs of girls — ages 12-18 — facing challenges such as abuse, school truancy, academic failure, foster care, exposure to substance use and/or incarcerated parent(s). At PACE, girls find a supportive environment focusing on their strengths through a gender-responsive approach that centers on the emotional and physical safety of each girl. As a result, PACE reduces the significant long term costs associated with teen pregnancy, substance abuse, unemployment and long term economic dependency.
For more information, visit www.pacecenter.org.