Celebrating Its 19th Anniversary, the Prom Boutique Provides Dresses for Thousands of Long Island High School Students
Hempstead, NY – March 8, 2013 – 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 19th Annual Prom Boutique.
The following is a list of collection sites that will be accepting donations. All Collections will take place Sunday, April 7th from 12 pm to 2 pm, unless otherwise noted.
AT Stewart Exchange
109 11th Street
Garden City, NY 11530
During regular store hours (T W Th F: 10-4, Sat 12-4)
Clear Skin Salon (Saturday, 4/6 from 12-2)
537 Hempstead Turnpike
West Hempstead, NY 11552
Free People – Roosevelt Field
630 Old Country Road,
Garden City, NY 11530
During regular store hours
Junior League of Long Island Thrift Shop
1395 Old Northern Boulevard
Roslyn, NY 11576
During regular store hours M-F 10-5; Sat 10-6 until Fri, April 5
LIVOAD Volunteer Recovery Center (old Sleepy’s offices/warehouse)
175 Central Avenue South
Bethpage, NY 11714
Tues – Fri 9-5
Sat & Sun, 9-2
Lucky Finds Boutique, Ltd
7 North Park Ave.
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
1482 Northern Blvd.
Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Catholic Church
53 Prospect Road
Centerport NY 11721
St Anthony’s High School (Sunday, 4/7 10:00 to 1:00)
Villanova Alumni Association
275 Wolf Hill Road
South Huntington, NY 11747
St. John’s Episcopal Church
1670 Route 25A
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
Somerset Gardens Senior Living
150 Sunnyside Boulevard
Plainview, NY 11803
2400 Marcus Avenue
Lake Success, NY 11020
YES Community Counseling Center
152 Center Lane
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. A special emphasis this year will be on Long Island families impacted by Super Storm Sandy. Over 1,500 girls benefited in 2012 from 53 different schools and nonprofit youth organizations across Long Island.
Westy Self Storage is generously donating storage space for the donations. The Prom Boutique is made possible in part by a grant from JP Morgan Chase Employee Volunteerism & Giving Program.
For more information on Prom Boutique, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or the Long Island Volunteer Center at (516) 564-5482 www.longislandvolunteercenter.org .
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About the Long Island Volunteer Center:
The LIVC is the resource center for volunteerism and community service initiatives throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties. Established in 1992, LIVC operates year round and its services are provided free of charge. The LIVC collaborates with corporations and community organizations to address the needs of Long Islanders. LIVC is an affiliate of the HandsOn Network since 2008, connecting agencies seeking volunteers with individuals and groups looking for ways to serve their communities. In 2011, the LIVC was designated by New York State as the Regional Volunteer Center for Long Island.