TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Donate your dresses throughout Southwest Florida

Tickets for Love That Dress!, benefiting PACE Center for Girls, are now on sale for $25 per person online only at www.LoveThatDress.org. On Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012 from 6-9 p.m., guests can stake their claim on thousands of deeply discounted new and gently worn dresses and accessories, bid in the lavish silent auctions, and enjoy camaraderie and cocktails with friends at two different Love That Dress! events. Guests can shop in Lee County at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Estero or in Collier County at the Waldorf Astoria in Naples.

In preparation for the ultimate feel-good shopping spree, PACE is seeking dress donations of any kind from wedding gowns to sundresses. Donations will be accepted at the following collection sites from Aug. 1-25:

Lee County:

* Alliance Financial Group: 14021 Metropolis Avenue, Fort Myers

* BOOST Creative: 1411 SE 47th Street, Studio 4, Cape Coral

* Condo & HOA Law Group, LC: 2030 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers

* Embassy Suites Hotel: 10450 Corkscrew Commons Drive, Estero

* Laser Lounge & Spa: 20400 Trailside Drive, Estero

* Nu Image Cleaners- Central: 3722 Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers

* Nu Image Cleaners- Fiddlesticks: 8911 Daniels Parkway, Fort Myers

* SPADA Salon & Day Spa: 3161 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers

* Tribeca Salon: 2340 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel

* White House Black Market at Bell Tower Shops: 13499 S. Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers

* White House Black Market at Coconut Point: 23161 Fashion Drive, Estero

 

Collier County:

* BB&T: All locations in Collier County

* D’Amici Salon & Spa: 5628 Strand Boulevard, Naples

* Laser Lounge & Spa: 20400 Trailside Drive, Estero

* Pristine Fine Dry Cleaners: 506 9th Street North, Naples

* Waterside Shops – Management Office (next to Coach): 5415 Tamiami Trail North, Naples

* White House Black Market on Fifth: 555 Fifth Avenue South, Naples

  • White House Black Market at Waterside Shops: 5485 Tamiami Trail North, Naples

 

Tickets to the Love That Dress! are limited, and Lee County’s event sold-out last year with over 800 attendees. “It’s truly the ultimate night out for women where they can shop and enjoy great bargains from Gap to Gucci while spending time with friends,” says Nannette Staropoli, Collier event co-chair.

“The best part is the outpour of community support,” adds Amy Sanford, Lee event co-chair and PACE board member, “Everyone has a place in their heart for PACE.” With the support of presenting sponsor White House Black Market and many more generous contributors, Love That Dress! is expected to raise over $100,000 to help abused, neglected and abandoned teenage girls served by PACE. Collier County is also hosting a “Backstage Pass- LTD! Live” preview fashion show on Aug. 16, 2012 at Waterside Shops for $75 per person. For more details about all the fun in either county.

 

PACE Center for Girls, Inc. is a non-residential delinquency prevention program targeting the unique needs of girls, ages 12 to 18, facing challenges such as abuse, school truancy, academic failure, foster care, exposure to substance use and/or incarcerated parent(s). At PACE, girls find a supportive environment focusing on their strengths through a gender-responsive approach that centers on the emotional and physical safety of each girl. As a result, PACE reduces the significant long term costs associated with teen pregnancy, substance abuse, unemployment and long term economic dependency. For more information, visit www.pacecenter.org .