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July 28, 2014

Donate Dresses & Change Lives

Author: Kristen Bachmeier

This past March, I had the opportunity to watch one of my oldest and closest friends get married as her Maid of Honor. Having been a bridesmaid before, I know all about choosing the perfect bridesmaid dress. While great for the wedding ceremony, I often see the turquoise dress in the back of my closet and I just know that someone could get more use out of it than I ever could.

An Event to Help the PACE Center for Girls: Love That Dress!

Love That Dress Lee CountyThe PACE Center for Girls is an organization that provides at-risk young girls and women the opportunity of a better future through education, counseling, training, and advocacy. Since opening in 1984, the PACE Center for Girls has helped over 21,000 girls and young women find their voice.

Love That Dress! is an event that benefits the PACE Center for Girls. In the months leading up to the event, dress collection parties are hosted to obtain gently worn dresses, shoes, and other accessories. On the day of the event, these dresses and accessories are sold at nominal prices to event attendees; all proceeds from these purchases directly benefit the PACE Center for Girls.

Southwest Florida will hold two Love That Dress! events; one in Naples and one in Estero. In addition to the auction, a fashion show will be held to showcase all the wonderful dress donations from the local community.

How to Help Love That Dress!: Donate Prom Dresses, Bridesmaid Dresses, and More

Most of us have those dresses in our closets that will never see the light of day – help make a difference in the lives of young girls and women in Southwest Florida by donating your gently worn dresses to Love That Dress! For a list of donation sites, click here.

Kristen Bachmeier

Kristen Bachmeier is Atilus' Director of Operations and helps to oversee all client accounts and day-to-day operations. Kristen also has a background in digital marketing, and has been working in the digital marketing space since 2012.

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