Love That Dress-PACE Center for Girls
Love That Dress, hosted by the Lee County PACE Center for Girls, is right around the corner. This event draws the community together, rallying those around a much greater cause. It’s more than a shopping spree; the event is a chance to give back to young women ages 12 to 18 who face challenges such as domestic violence, abuse, and neglect. These young women are the heart of this event, which raised around $135,000 last year.
Did you know domestic violence, abuse, and neglect occurs in every culture, country, and age group? Young girls are the most common that fall victim. Whatever the situation may be, violence against these young women, and anyone for that matter, needs to be eliminated.
A life without violence, abuse, and neglect is a life without fear, a life where these young women will start to find their voice. PACE values all girls and young women, believing each one deserves an opportunity to find her voice, achieve her potential and celebrate a life defined by responsibility, dignity, serenity and grace.
PACE Center for Girls, Lee County
PACE Center for Girls has 17 Centers throughout Florida. The center is open year round for girls 12 to 18 who are facing challenges such as domestic violence, abuse, and neglect. The PACE Center follows the following guiding principles:
- Honor the Female Spirit
- Focus on Strengths
- Act with Integrity and Positive Intent
- Embrace Growth and Change
- Value the Wisdom of Time
- Exhibit Courage
- Seek Excellence
- Create Partnerships
- Invest in the Future
Southwest Florida will be hosting two Love That Dress! Events: one in Lee County and the other in Collier County.
Love That Dress! Naples
When: August 23, 2014 at 6pm
Where: The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Course, 851 Gulf Shore Blvd N
Love That Dress! Fort Myers
When: August 27, 2014 at 6pm
Where: Embassy Suites, 10450 Corkscrew Commons Drive
In addition to the main events, there will also be a number of dress collection parties throughout the area. Help the PACE Center for Girls get to its goal of 3,000+ dresses! To find a dress drop-off location or dress collection party, click here!
Are you ready to invest in young women from underprivileged backgrounds who aspire to be someone? Contact the PACE Center for Girls today for more information.