Immediate: March 26, 2008
Contact: Alicia Steger 516.572.9634
Garden City, NY This spring Nassau Community College will host the “Prom Boutique,” a program in which individuals and businesses donate new or gently used prom and bridesmaid dresses for distribution to deserving young women. The Long Island Volunteer Center and the Junior League of Long Island co-sponsor the Prom Boutique with the College.
Students from the NCC Marketing and Fashion programs will be on hand with members of the Long Island Volunteer Center at eight different sites in Nassau and Suffolk counties on Sunday, April 6th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. to collect dresses and accessories such as shoes, evening bags and costume jewelry. The eight sites are:
Mulchay's Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh
St. Anne's Catholic Church, Auditorium, 35 Dartmouth St., Garden City
St. Phillip Neri Church, 344 Main St., Northport
St. John's Episcopal Church, 1670 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor
St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 309 Patchogue Rd., Port Jefferson Station
Junior League of Long Island Thrift Shop, 1395 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn
Warehouse Facility, 600 Broadway, Lynbrook
Nordstrom Dept. Store, Roosevelt Field Mall, 630 Old Country Rd., Garden City
All new or gently used dresses and accessories collected will be distributed to invited guests only at an event called the “Prom Boutique” which will be held at Nassau Community College in late April. Individuals recommended by high school counselors, at-risk youth programs, group homes and church outreach programs are invited to the Prom Boutique. Nearly 1,000 young women from different schools and organizations across Long Island have benefited from this program.
All donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. Receipts for contributions will be available at the drop-off sites.
For more information about donating to the “Prom Boutique,” please call the NCC Marketing Department at 516.572.7587.