Jacobs Donates Prom Dresses to L.I. Volunteer Center

Effort is part of drive to provide evening wear to girls in need.

Nassau Legislator Judy Jacobs, D-Woodbury, donated prom dresses at the Somerset Gardens Senior Living in Plainview on Sunday, April 7th.

The Long Island Volunteer Center, working in conjunction with Nassau Community College Marketing and Fashion students, collected new and gently-used prom dresses, bridesmaid dresses and accessories (including dressy shoes, evening bags and costume jewelry) for the 19th Annual Prom Boutique.

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. A special emphasis this year will be on Long Island families impacted by Super Storm Sandy, Over 1,500 girls benefited in 2012 from 53 different schools and nonprofit organizations across Long Island.


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