Nassau Community College Makes Young Women’s Dreams Come True at the “Prom Boutique” April 17
Garden City, NY - This spring Nassau Community College will once again host the “Prom Boutique,” a program in which individuals and businesses donate new or gently used prom and bridesmaid dresses for distribution to deserving young women. The Long Island Volunteer Center co-sponsors the Prom Boutique with the college.
This is Nassau's sixth year hosting the boutique. The Prom Boutique is a college-wide initiative that provides students real world experience in the areas of retailing, visual merchandising, fashion buying, event planning, and marketing and public relations. The event also teaches students the importance of social responsibility in marketing. Students, faculty and staff from all areas of the college come to help setup and run the boutique. It's an event that people look forward to participating in year after year.
The following drop-off sites are available on Sunday, April 11 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (except where indicated) to collect donations of new and gently used dressy dresses, prom gowns, bridesmaid gowns, special occasion shoes, handbags, costume jewelry and accessories. The sites are:
In addition, Bloomingdale's at Roosevelt Field, Dress Department, Upper Level, will be collecting Saturday, April 10 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
All donations will be distributed to invited guests only at an event called the Prom Boutique, which will be held at Nassau Community College in late April. Individuals recommended by high school counselors, at-risk youth programs, group homes and church outreach programs are invited to the Prom Boutique. Nearly 1,000 young women from different schools and organizations across Long Island benefit from this program each year.
All donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. Receipts for contributions will be available at the drop-off sites.
For more information about donating to the Prom Boutique, please call the NCC Marketing Department at 516.572.7587.