PACE Center for Girls of Lee and Collier Counties and Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. are partnering to collect new and gently used dresses for the annual Love That Dress!, the ultimate feel-good shopping spree of the year. Beginning Saturday, July 21, 2012 and continuing through Saturday, July 28, 2012, individuals can bring dress donations for PACE to any Goodwill location in Lee and Collier Counties. Donors are also encouraged to drop-off other goods to benefit Goodwill.

All donated dresses will be resold for nominal prices at two Love That Dress! events occurring simultaneously on August 29, 2012. The Lee County Love That Dress! will take place at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Estero while Collier’s event will happen at the Waldorf Astoria in Naples. Tickets to the main events will go on sale online on August 1, 2012. For more details, visit  or call (239) 425-2366 ext. 25.


Proceeds from Love That Dress! benefit PACE Center for Girls, a non-residential juvenile delinquency prevention and intervention program targeting the unique needs of girls, ages 12 to 18, facing challenges such as physical and sexual abuse, domestic violence, substance abuse, foster care, neglect, death of a parent, family history of incarceration and declining grades.


Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida provides programs and services for people with disabilities and other disadvantages in Charlotte, Lee, Collier, Hendry and Glades counties. Revenue generated by Goodwill’s 25 Southwest Florida Retail & Donation Centers is used to support these programs. For more information about Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, visit the agency’s website at .