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Prom Gown Donation Drive
February 19 - March 1
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 26th Annual Prom Boutique. The donation drop-off deadline is Sunday, March 1st.
This year, the Nassau County Police Department’s Association of Women Police, Hispanic Society and Guardians Association will be coordinating the annual Prom Boutique in conjunction with the Long Island Volunteer Center and the Fashion & Marketing Department at Nassau Community College where new and gently-used prom dresses, bridesmaid dresses and accessories (including dressy shoes, evening bags and costume jewelry) will be distributed at no cost 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 through the outreach efforts of high school social workers and 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 necessary funding and resources annually. Monetary donations are greatly appreciated to help offset the costs of this charitable, volunteer-driven initiative at www.livc.org.
The following provides a list of collection sites located throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties, including dates and times of when donations can be dropped off. A call for donations will be made on social media via #GetHerToProm.
AT Stewart Exchange 109 11th Street Garden City, NY 11530 During regular store hours through Sat, February 29 (Tues-Fri, 10a-4p; Sat, 12-4p; closed Sun-Mon)
Bee Reporting Agency – main lobby, front entrance 55 Maple Avenue Rockville Centre, NY 11570 10a-3p on Fri Feb 14, 21, 28; Sun, March 1 (11a-1p)
The Cathedral of the Incarnation (front door) 50 Cathedral Avenue Garden City, NY 11530 (Tues-Fri, 9a-4p; Sat, 9a-2p; Sun, between services)
CYO of Long Island 20 East Cherry Street Hicksville, NY 11801 Mon-Fri, 9a-4p through February 28th
Junior League of Long Island Thrift Shop 1395 Old Northern Boulevard Roslyn, NY 11576 During regular store hours through Sat, February 29, Sun, March 1, 12-2p (Tues-Sat, 10a-6p; Sun, 12-6p; closed Mon)
St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church 309 Patchogue Road, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776, Sun, March 1, 12-2p
Sip This 64 Rockaway Avenue, Valley Stream, NY 11580
Everyday, 8am-6pm through March 1st
Somerset Gardens Senior Living 150 Sunnyside Boulevard, Plainview, NY 11803 Sun, March 1 (11a-1p)
4049 Jericho Turnpike
East Northport, NY 11731
During regular hours through Sat, Feb 29 (Mon-Sat,
8a-6p; Sun, 11a-4p) & Sun, March 1 (11a-1p)
2400 Marcus Avenue
Lake Success, NY 11020 During regular hours through Sat, Feb 29 (Mon-Sat,
8a-6p; Sun, 11a-4p) & Sun, March 1 (11a-1p)
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 16 years. Students in the Fashion and Marketing Program create a pop-up retail store to host the event. The event enables students to apply the marketing, retailing and visual display concepts they learn in the classroom to create a major event benefiting the community. More information about this program is available at 516.564.5482 or longislandvolunteercenter.org.
About Nassau Community College: Nassau Community College is an institution where more than 19,000 full-time, part- time, Workforce Development and continuing education students start and continue their successful journey through higher education. More than 70 fields of study are offered including Marketing, Retailing, Fashion Buying & Merchandising, Fashion Design and Interior Design. As the largest single-campus two-year college in New York State SUNY System, Nassau Community College maintains a national reputation for excellence. For more information, visit www.ncc.edu.
About the Long Island Volunteer Center: The LIVC is the resource center for volunteerism and community service initiatives throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties. Established in 1992, a legacy Points of Light Volunteer Center, LIVC operates year-round and collaborates with corporations and community organizations to address the needs of Long Islanders. LIVC is an affiliate of the HandsOn Network since 2008, connecting agencies seeking volunteers with individuals and groups looking for ways to serve their communities. In 2011, the LIVC was designated by New York State as a Regional Volunteer Center. For more information, visit www.longislandvolunteercenter.org.
Nassau County Police Hispanic Society is a fraternal group primarily comprised of those of Hispanic descent but not exclusively. Membership is limited to those who are sworn force and the civilians of the Police Department of Nassau County and the village police departments within. The mission is to build camaraderie within the department, educate about our culture and bridge the relationship between the Department and the communities we serve.
The Nassau County Association of Woman Police is a fraternal organization within the Nassau County Police Department, comprised of members both active and retired from the NCPD and adjoining village departments, whose purpose is to unite members both socially and professionally. The objective of our organization is to enhance professionalism, promote the welfare of members, and to serve as a resource to encourage communication amongst members. We strive to raise awareness within the community and act as a liaison between our members and the community we serve.
The Nassau County Guardians Association is a fraternal group primarily comprised of African American police officers and civilian members from local Nassau County Law Enforcement Agency. Their mission is to increase the awareness of the community, to be the conscience of the criminal justice system and to enhance the quality of life in the African American community.
The Staff at the Long Island Volunteer Center
P.O. Box 427
Garden City, NY 11530
www.livc.org/prom | #GetHerToProm