25th Annual Prom Boutique Collection Underway

Nassau Community College, Long Island Volunteer Center hold event

With spring just around the corner, now is the perfect time for the women of Long Island to donate fancy dresses, shoes and accessories to the Nassau Community College/Long Island Volunteer Center 25th annual Prom Boutique. The donation drop-off deadline is Sunday, March 3.

Each year, the Long Island Volunteer Center in conjunction with the Fashion & Marketing Department at Nassau Community College, collects new and gently-used prom dresses, bridesmaid dresses and accessories (including dressy shoes, evening bags and costume jewelry) to assist thousands of young Long Island women in need to attend their prom, awards ceremonies or graduation.

The program, which relies heavily on the donation of dresses and accessories (especially in need of sizes 16-28), is made available at no cost through the outreach efforts of high school guidance counselors, at-risk youth agencies, group homes, churches and other community organizations that benefit youth. Nearly 100 area businesses, numerous local organizations and hundreds of individuals volunteer their time and provide funding and resources annually. Monetary donations can be made at www.livc.org/prom.

The Prom Boutique was created at the Junior League of Long Island in 1995 and was added to the array of community service projects at the Long Island Volunteer Center in 1999. Nassau Community College has been involved and hosted the event for the past 15 years. Students in the Fashion and Marketing Program create a pop-up retail store to host the event. More information about this program is available at 516-564-5482 or www.longislandvolunteercenter.org.

The following is a list of collection sites throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties, including dates and times of when donations can be dropped off:

Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church

1294 Bellmore Ave.
N. Bellmore, NY 11710

Sunday, March 3 (12 to 1:30 p.m.)

Westy Self-Storage

4049 Jericho Tpke.
East Northport, NY 11731

During regular hours through Sat, March 2 (Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and Sunday, March 3 (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

AT Stewart Exchange

109 11th St.
Garden City, NY 11530

During regular store hours through Sat, March 2 (Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, 12 to 4 p.m.; closed Sunday-Monday)

The Cathedral of the Incarnation

50 Cathedral Ave.
Garden City, NY 11530

During regular hours through March 2 (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon) and Sunday, March 3 (1 to 3 p.m.)

Susan Hanover Designs

340 Wheatley Plaza (Northern Blvd. and Glen Cove Rd.)
Greenvale, NY 11548

Sunday, March 3 (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

CYO of Long Island

20 East Cherry St.
Hicksville, NY 11801

Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through March 1

Westy Self-Storage

2400 Marcus Ave.
Lake Success, NY 11020

During regular hours through March 2 (Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and Sunday, March 3 (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

F.J. Neil Co. Inc.

1064 Route 109
Lindenhurst, NY 11757
Just west of Wellwood Avenue

Feb. 27-28 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Mar 4-8 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) 

Americana Manhasset Concierge

2060 Northern Blvd.
Manhasset, NY 11030

Sunday, March 3 (noon to 2 p.m.)

St. Anthony’s High School

275 Wolf Hill Rd.
Melville, NY 11747

Sunday, March 3 (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) park in back and follow signs

Somerset Gardens Senior Living

150 Sunnyside Blvd.
Plainview, NY 11803

Sunday, March 3 (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church

309 Patchogue Rd.
Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776

Sunday, March 3, 12 to 1:30 p.m.

Bee Reporting Agency

55 Maple Ave.
Rockville Centre, NY 11570

Sun, March 3 (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) main lobby, front entrance

Junior League of Long Island Thrift Shop

1395 Old Northern Blvd.
Roslyn, NY 11576

During regular store hours through Saturday, March 2 (Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 12 to 6 p.m.; closed Monday); Sunday, March 3, 12 to 2 p.m.

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Jennifer Fauci
Jennifer Fauci is the former managing editor of Long Island Weekly, Anton Media Group's award-winning special sections and Anton’s local magazines. Her passion for literature, travel and the arts lend to the unique content in her publications. In her time at Anton, she has received first place in the Folio Awards, second place for the NYPA awards and is the recipient of six PCLI awards.

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