Long Island Volunteer Center Thanks 2016 Prom Boutique Contributors

Long Island Volunteer Center Thanks
2016 Prom Boutique Contributors

Celebrating its 22nd Anniversary, the Prom Boutique provided Dresses for 795 Regional High School Students

Hempstead, NY – May 25, 2016 – The Long Island Volunteer Center, working in conjunction with Nassau Community College Marketing & Fashion students, coordinated 18 collection sites across Long Island last month to accept new and gently-used prom dresses, bridesmaid dresses and accessories (including dressy shoes, evening bags and costume jewelry) for the 22nd Annual Prom Boutique held at NCC on April 16. All dresses and accessories were distributed free of charge to girls of families across the region 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 made the program available to their constituents.  Seven hundred ninety-five girls benefited from 28 different schools and nonprofit youth organizations across Long Island. Created at the Junior League of Long Island in 1995 and added to the array of community service projects at the Long Island Volunteer Center in 1999, this event was made possible with generous funding from Alex and Ani, Bellmore Lions Club, Friends of Lana, LIU Post Long Island Volunteers Service Club, Weight Watchers, and Zurich NA.

In addition to LIVC prom boutique enthusiasts who volunteer year after year, we would also like to recognize several groups that provided volunteer support: APWU POWER (Post Office Women for Equal Rights), Girl Scouts, Long Island Volunteer Enterprise Steering Committee, NCC Marketing Club, Nordstrom Roosevelt Field, Sid Jacobson JCC, Rebuilding Together Long Island, The Tikkun Alliance, and The Transition Network.

Prom Boutique Volunteers Send a Huge Thank You to Everyone Who Helped to Support The Event!

Prom Boutique Volunteers Send a Huge Thank You to Everyone Who Helped to Support the Event!

The Long Island Volunteer Center was one of 126 grant recipients of Zurich Insurance, a global leader in managing risk that announced it is awarding a total of $744,250 to 126 nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S.  Zurich announced the recipients of its grant program in North America on Monday, May 23, to kick off its fifth annual Global Community Week, a weeklong celebration of Zurich’s commitment to making a sustainable difference in local communities with 46 Zurich offices around the world participating this year. The announcement can be found at:


“Our grants program in North America helps nonprofits make tangible changes in the communities where we live and work,” said Mike Foley, North America Commercial CEO and Regional Chairman of North America for Zurich Insurance. “Global Community Week is our way to acknowledge and celebrate the time and resources our employees contribute to their local communities.” Zurich North America reviews grants annually for non-sectarian 501(c)(3) charities that have a mission that aligns with Zurich’s three focus areas for Community Investment: 1) health and welfare of children in need, 2) community resilience, and 3) health, as well as meet the following criteria: Employee involvement in the nonprofit, Alignment to Zurich’s mission, Proximity to Zurich offices, Low administrative cost ratio, and Commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Three hundred eighty-three volunteers participated in the 2016 Prom Boutique led by steering committee members Cheryl Brancato, Michelle Esselborn, Caryn Grossman, Linda Marshall, Diana O’Neill, Teri Resca, and Judi Sloan.  A complete list of contributors can be found below:

Alex and Ani
Americana Manhasset Concierge
Ask Alice
AT Stewart Exchange, Garden City Historical Society
Attorneys at 58 Hilton Avenue
Attorneys at 226 Professional Building
Austin Antiques
Beautiful Memories Clothing Pantry at Young Israel of New Hyde Park
Bellmore Lion’s Club
Bellmore School
Bridal Reflections
Burke Holdings
California Pizza Kitchen
Charlotte Russe
Cold Spring Harbor High School Fashion Club
Commack High School
Commack Public Library
Division Avenue High School
DSW Shoes
Elena Bridal
Fairfield Valley Girls
Farmingdale High School
Garden City High School Fashion Club
Gifts on You Boutique
Glass Family Foundation
H. Frank Carey High School
J&H Jewelry
JPJ Real Estate and Design
Junior League of Long Island
Kaplan Productions
Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Smithtown
Lite Moving and Sons
LIU Brentwood Social Workers Club
LIU CW Post Long Island Volunteers Service Club
London Jewelers
Long Island Volunteer Center
Long Island Volunteer Enterprise
Lucky Finds Boutique
Lynbrook High School
Mac Cosmetics
Malverne Library
Marketing Club at NCC
Merrick Jewish Center
Molloy College Chaplain’s Office
Nancy Sinoway Creative Tailoring and Alterations Studio
Nassau Community College
Nassau County Bar Association
National Association of Professional Women
Nordstrom, Roosevelt Field
New Hyde Park Homemakers Club
Our Lady of Loreto
Plainvew High School
Polar Jewelers
Princess Bridal
Rebuilding Together Long Island
Runway Couture
Serafina Design
Sid Jacobson JCC
Sip This
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Somerset Gardens Senior Living
St. John’s Episcopal Church
St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church
Suffolk County Community College
Suzette @ Two Stephen Street
Tashi Rose Boutique
Temple Beth David
Temple Chaverim
The Transition Network
Tikkun Alliance
Underwriters Laboratories
Wall Street Cleaners
Weight Watchers
Westy Self Storage
Your Daughter’s Wedding
Zurich NA

For more information on Prom Boutique, please contact:
or the Long Island Volunteer Center at
(516) 564-5482; www.longislandvolunteercenter.org

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 collaborates with corporations and community organizations to address the needs of Long Islanders.  A legacy Points of Light Volunteer Center since 1992, 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 a Regional Volunteer Center.


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