Nassau Community College Marketing & Fashion students working in conjunction with the Long Island Volunteer Center will be collecting new and gently used prom dresses, bridesmaid’s dresses and accessories (including dressy shoes, evening bags and costume jewelry) for the 18th Annual Prom Boutique.
The following is a list of collection sites that will be accepting donations.
During store hours until Saturday, April 21:
A.T. Stewart Exchange Consignment Shop; The Garden City Historical Society Museum, 109 Eleventh Street, Garden City
During store hours until Sunday, April 22:
FreePeople, Roosevelt Field Mall, Garden City
Sunday, April 15 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.:
Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Catholic Church (Community Room), 53 Prospect Road, Centerport
Saturday, April 21 all day:
Clear Skin Salon, 537 Hempstead Turnpike, West Hempstead
Sunday, April 22 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.:
St. Anthony’s High School, Villanova Alumni Association, 275 Wolf Hill Road, South Huntington
Sunday, April 22 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.:
Grace Lutheran Church, 1294 Bellmore Avenue, North Bellmore
Junior League of Long Island Thrift Shop, 1395 Old Northern Boulevard, Roslyn
Lucky Finds Boutique, 7 North Park Avenue, Rockville Centre
nuBest Salon, 1482 Northern Boulevard, Manhasset
Somerset Gardens Senior Living, 150 Sunnyside Boulevard, Plainview
St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1670 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (back door), 309 Patchogue Road, Port Jefferson Station
Temple Beth Am, 2377 Merrick Avenue, Merrick
YMCA, 60 Main Street, Huntington
Westy Self Storage, 2400 Marcus Avenue, Lake Success
YES Community Counseling Center, 75 Grand Avenue, Massapequa
All dresses and accessories will then 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 event. High school guidance counselors, at-risk youth agencies, group homes, and church outreaches make the program available to their constituents.
Over 1,300 girls benefited in 2011 from 65 different schools and nonprofit youth organizations across Long Island. Created in 1992 to improve the quality of life for all Long Islanders, the Long Island Volunteer Center is a nonprofit organization that encourages people to engage in service to their communities and mobilizes volunteers and donations to support community service initiatives.
Prom Boutique (a former activity of the Junior League of Long Island which continues to be actively involved) was added 13 years ago to the array of Long Island Volunteer Center community service projects.
Additional program collaborators include Soroptimist International of Nassau County and Tikkun Alliance of the North Shore. This year’s sponsors are State Farm Insurance Companies and JP Morgan Chase Employee Volunteerism & Giving Program.
For more information, contact the Long Island Volunteer Center at (516) 564-5482 or access www.longislandvolunteercenter.org.