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April 23: Prom Boutique Donations


Immediate:  April 18, 2017

Make Dreams Come True for Young Women at the Annual "Prom Boutique" at Nassau Community College


Dress and Accessories Donation Date:  Sunday, April 23 dresses and accesories at the Prom Boutique 2016 at NCC

Garden City, NY – This year, Nassau Community College will once again partner with the Long Island Volunteer Center to host the annual "Prom Boutique," a program that enables individuals and businesses to donate new or gently used prom and bridesmaid dresses for distribution to deserving young women. All dresses and accessories will be distributed free of charge to girls of families across Long Island who cannot easily absorb the expense of a new gown for their prom, awards ceremony, or graduation. High school guidance counselors, at-risk youth agencies, group homes, and church outreaches make the program available to their constituents. Nearly 1,500 young women from different schools and organizations across Long Island and the outer boroughs benefit from this program each year.

This program is a major, College-wide initiative that provides NCC students with real world experience in the areas of retailing, visual merchandising, fashion buying, event planning, marketing, and public relations. The event also provides an excellent proving ground for students to learn the importance of social responsibility in the community. Students, faculty and staff from all disciplines of the College volunteer to help with set-up and running of the boutique.

Prof. Heidi O'Connell, Coordinator of the Prom Boutique, said, "Every year, we look forward to partnering with the Long Island Volunteer Center on this very worthwhile project that benefits our students while at the same time giving back to our local community. This is our 13th year of working together." Each year the boutique increases in popularity, added Prof. O'Connell.

The following drop-off sites are available to collect donations of new and gently used dressy dresses, prom gowns, bridesmaid gowns, special occasion shoes, handbags, costume jewelry, and accessories. Except for Nassau Community College, the drop-off date is on Sunday, April 23. Most times are from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., but please note alternate times as listed:

Nassau Community College, Office of Marketing/Retailing/Merchandising/Interior Design Cluster B, Room 2037 1 Education Drive, Garden City *Collecting only April 24-27, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

LIU Brentwood Building (located at Suffolk Community College) – Main Lobby 1001 Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood

Westy Self-Storage, 4049 Jericho Turnpike, East Northport

Nordstrom Roosevelt Field, 630 Old County Road, Garden City Second floor, near the escalator/order pickup station

Westy Self-Storage, 2400 Marcus Ave., Lake Success

Americana Manhasset Mall Concierge 2060 Northern Boulevard, Manhasset Collecting 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Merrick Jewish Center – 225 Fox Boulevard, Merrick

Somerset Gardens Senior Living – 150 Sunnyside Boulevard, Plainview

St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church – 309 Patchogue Road, Port Jefferson Station Collecting 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Lucky Finds Boutique, Ltd. – 7 North Park Avenue, Rockville Centre

ReCreateU – 19 South Village Avenue, Rockville Centre

Junior League of Long Island Thrift Shop – 1395 Old Northern Boulevard, Roslyn

All donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by law, and receipts will be available at drop-off sites.

For more information about donating to the Prom Boutique, please call the NCC Marketing/Retailing Department at 516.572.7587.

Photo caption: Dresses and accessories at the 2016 Prom Boutique, located at Nassau Community College. (download hi res photo)

Media Contact: Alicia Steger 516.572.9634 alicia.steger@ncc.edu ncc.edu/releases


About Nassau Community College Nassau Community College, part of the State University of New York, is an institution where more than 20,000 full- and part-time students and approximately10,000 continuing and professional students start and continue their successful journey through higher education. More than 70 fields of study are offered on a 225-acre campus located in the center of Long Island. As the largest single-campus two-year college in New York State, Nassau Community College maintains a national reputation for excellence.

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, LIVC operates year round and collaborates with corporations and community organizations to address the needs of Long Islanders. A legacy Points of Light Volunteer Center since 1992, 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.

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