In honor of a former employee, Melissa Michalowski, and her friend Crystal Carr, 2 young girls lost too soon, Whitmore Ace Hardware is collecting new and gently-used prom dresses and formal attire for boys/men at their four (4) Whitmore Ace Hardware locations.
|You Tube - Melissa's Closet/Crystal's Jewelry|
Their Mission: Make sure that all those teens hoping to attend their prom are not held back from doing so because of the monetary constraints of buying the appropriate prom wear.
From now through February 28th, you can drop-off your new or gently-used prom dresses and formal attire at any of the following Whitmore Ace Hardware locations:
* Whitmore Ace Hardware - 210 So. State St., Manhattan, IL * Whitmore Ace Hardware - 361 So. Locust St., Manteno, IL
* Whitmore Ace Hardware - Winchester Green Center, Wilmington, IL
* Whitmore Ace Hardware - 237 North Front Street, Braidwood, IL
Dresses and formal attire will also be collected at:
* Fossil Ridge Library - 386 W. Kennedy Rd., Braidwood, IL
* Quality Auto Body - 97 North 1st Ave., Coal City, IL
Anyone donating a dress to this charitable cause will be awarded a Whitmore Ace Hardware Gift Card of $5.00 per dress donated. If you donate a dress, you receive a coupon for a FREE dress.
Prom dresses will be available in a variety of styles and sizes will all be priced at $5.00 each. Long or short gowns of any fabric are accepted. Purses are also accepted for donation, as well as accessories of jewelry (earrings, bracelets, necklaces) and shoes.
Donated items from 2007 to the current year's fashion are welcome.
Distribution of the dresses and formal wear will be conducted at Cardinal Transport, 7130 E. Reed Road in Coal City on Saturday, March 2nd, during the hours of 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.
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