Jennifer Nelson, chairperson of Love that Dress!6, is proud to announce this year’s event raised more than $125,000 to benefit PACE Center for Girls, Lee. A record-breaking number of collection parties leading up to the big night garnered an unprecedented total of about 4,000 new and gently loved dresses to be sold at the epic shopping event, held at the Embassy Suites in Estero on August 27.
Sandy Stilwell, Board Chair for PACE Center for Girls, said, “The momentum here at the PACE Center continues to rise with another successful year of Love That Dress!”
At the fun fashion fundraiser, Love That Dress! attendees enjoyed the event’s popular silent auction, camaraderie and cocktails. Suite and VIP ticket holders were granted access to early shopping, private dressing rooms, clothing hold, express check-out service, complimentary adult beverages, hors d’oeuvres and a private selection of decadent chocolates.
In the months leading up to the event, members of the Southwest Florida community donated their new and gently worn dresses and accessories at convenient locations across Lee County. Local businesses and organizations also held unique and lavish dress collection parties to gather dresses, purses and shoes, collect funds, and raise awareness for the main event.
Jennifer Nelson said, “I am truly grateful to our committee, sponsors and the Southwest Florida community whose support contributed to making Love That Dress!6 such a tremendous success. We are overjoyed with the results and the amount of good those funds will do for PACE. We’re already looking forward to seeing what next year will bring.”
PACE is a 501(c) 3 organization and works with young women between the ages of 12-18 living in at risk situations. PACE provides guidance and educational opportunities providing them with a path to a successful life. For additional information, please contact Lynnae Stewart, Director of Development, Lynnae.Stewart@pacecenter.org or 239.425.2366.