Donations Needed for Melissa's Closet & Crystal's Jewelry being Held March 1st

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Donations Needed for Melissa's Closet & Crystal's Jewelry
being Held March 1st, 2014
     In honor of a former employee, Melissa Michalowski, and her friend Crystal Carr, 2 young girls lost too soon,  Whitmore Ace Hardware  (multiple locations in the Will County area) is collecting new and gently-used prom dresses and formal attire for boys/men for their annual "Melissa's Closet & Crystal's Jewelry" event.    

     Their Mission?  Make sure that all teens dreaming of attending their high school prom are not held back from doing so because of the monetary constraints of buying 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: 
    *    Gene Mundt, American Portfolio Mortgage Corp.  -  318 Alana Drive, New Lenox, IL     
    *    Fossil Ridge Library - 386 W. Kennedy Rd.,  Braidwood, IL
    *    Quality Auto Body - 97 North 1st Ave.,  Coal City, IL
    *    Free Press Newspapers  -  111 So. Water Street, Wilmington, IL
    *    Free Press Newspapers  -  271 So. Broadway, Coal City, IL
    *    Our Caring Closet  -  624 Davy Lane, Wilmington, IL (Every Tuesday from 9 am to 3 pm, and Thursday from 9 am to 5 pm)
    *    Naked Sun South  -  294 So. Front Street, Braidwood, IL
    *    Naked Sun Hair Tan & Day Spa  -  2918 E. Division St., Diamond, IL
    *    All participating area churches  

     Anyone donating a dress to this charitable cause will be awarded a $5.00 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.  All will be priced at $5.00 each. 

      Dresses/donations must be from 2010 to the current year's fashion ... and:
  • Long or short gowns of any fabric 
  • Clean
  • In excellent condition and on a hanger  
  • Purses are accepted for donation
  • Accessories of fancy jewelry (earrings, bracelets, necklaces) are welcomed 
  • Clean wearable formal shoes are needed 

     Distribution of dresses and formal wear will be conducted on March 1st, during the hours of 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.   Be watching for the announcement of this event's location.

     For further info regarding this Whitmore Ace Hardware sponsored charitable event, 
Call:  815.458.9850
or go to the Facebook page:

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Will Nesbitt
Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria - Alexandria, VA
Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.

George Mundy is the mortgage lender to work with in Chicago, contact him at (815) 524-2280. Keep up the good work! Have a nice day.

Jan 14, 2014 04:34 AM #1
George Souto
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Gene this is a special thing you and your company are doing by being involved in this event.  I have know three young people in my life time who both lost their lives in car accidents.  One went to school with my oldest son and was on the wrestling team with him, and the other two went to school with my youngest son and were on the baseball team with him.  My wife and I knew the three families well, and impact it had on their lives as well as all those who knew these boys is hard to express.

An event like this can some times help to cure some of the wounds created by the loss, and  helps the families feel a connection with those involved.

Jan 14, 2014 04:51 AM #2
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
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Thanks so much, Will ... your thumbs up is very appreciated!

George:  A very sad situation .. and one that hits home and close all too often.  The lady leading this charity from Whitmore Ace is my cousin.  I've signed on to the cause that's near and dear to her heart.  It's been a big success and is growing each year.  Hopefully this helps get the info out ... and I can help make a difference ...


Jan 14, 2014 06:29 AM #3
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
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Gene, what a sad situation but, how wonderful that your company is participating in honoring a former employee. Teens dream of prom and it's such a big event in high schools. I hope there is lots of prom attire donated.

Jan 15, 2014 04:28 AM #4
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