2014 Prom Dress DrivePublished: Thursday, January 30, 2014 By: Jackie O'Malley, Business Development
Our Prom Dress Drive and FREE Shopping Event is complete for 2014. Please checkout the links below to see what fun we had. Next year's drive will be announced late February 2015.
Free dresses available for high school girls to wear to prom & special occasion
(Erie County, NY) -- Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon, Urban Valet Dry Cleaners and Performing Arts Dance Academy announce the dates for the 5th annual Prom Dress Drive Shopping Days. Local high school girls are invited to attend the shopping event to find a free gown for prom or other special event at from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 5 or noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 6, at Performing Arts Dance Academy, 206 Lake St., Hamburg, NY.
Thanks to the generosity of the community, hundreds of dresses have been donated. The gowns will be cleaned thanks to Urban Valet Dry Cleaners to be ready for the big dance or event.
“This event grows each year with great dresses available for the girls to look through. I want to thank the community for their support, in addition to Urban Valet and Performing Arts Dance Academy, for making the 5th annual Prom Dress Drive a success, and don’t forget, dresses can be donated until March 21,” said Legislator Dixon. “The collection of dresses will be made available to local girls on April 5 and 6 who are in need of a dress for the prom. With the cost of prom skyrocketing, reusing gowns that have only been worn once makes perfect sense.”
A variety of sizes, colors and styles will be available. All high school age girls are welcome to attend to choose one gown each. Attendees will be allowed into the shopping area on a first-come, first basis.
"Even though we see the generosity of our community each year, we are still always shocked to see their continued support. This year, more than ever, the dresses that were donated are outstanding. We thank Legislator Dixon for her dedication to this project, and to Performing Arts Dance Academy for opening their doors for our free sale event. We can't wait to see these dresses go to a good home," said Jackie O'Malley, Urban Valet Dry Cleaners Director of Business Development.
Anyone with questions is encouraged to contact Legislator Dixon at 858-8671 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
5th Annual Prom Dress Drive
With Legislator Lynne Dixon
Monday, February 24th - Friday March 21st, 2014
We are excited to announce the dates for our 2014 Dress Drive with Legislator Lynne Dixon! Last year's event was even bigger than the last, with over 600 dresses collected, cleaned, and donated. Our FREE prom sale event will be held again at Performing Arts Dance Academy in April. Dates TBA.
Please drop off your gently used formal dress at one of the following locations:
Several Drop-Off Locations
Urban Valet's Three Stores:
- Hamburg - 106 Evans Street
- Buffalo - 620 Elmwood Avenue
- Orchard Park - 4081 N. Buffalo Road
Blasdell Village Hall
Boston Free Library
Dudley Branch Library
Eden Boys & Girls Club
Hamburg Village Hall
Lackawanna Public Library
Lakeshore Branch Library
Lakeshore Boys & Girls Club
Legislature: 92 Franklin Street, Buffalo, 4th Fl
Questions? Want to volunteer?
Contact Jackie O'Malley with Urban Valet: Jackie@myurbanvalet.com
Or Legislator Lynne Dixon: 858-8671 or Lynne.Dixon@erie.gov
Thank you to the Insurance Women of Buffalo for donating to our drive!