FORT MYERS, Fla. (Sept. 16, 2015) – Following its main fundraising event, PACE Center for Girls, Lee County will hold its annual Love That Dress! Storage Sale this Saturday, Sept. 19 from 8 a.m. to noon at its main office, located at 3800 Evans Avenue in Fort Myers.
The Storage Sale is a free event featuring the remainder of last month’s Love That Dress! inventory at 50 percent off already discounted prices, including hundreds of designer and name-brand dresses, shoes and accessories. There will not be dressing rooms available. PACE will accept cash, credit cards and checks (with a valid Florida drivers license). For more information, contact Allyson Ross at 239-425-2366, ext. 2315 or Allyson.Ross@pacecenter.org.
All proceeds from Love That Dress! benefit PACE Center for Girls, Lee County, a non-residential program targeting the unique needs of girls, ages 12 to 18, facing challenges such as physical and sexual abuse, domestic violence, substance abuse, foster care, neglect, death of a parent, family history of incarceration, truancy and declining grades.
PACE Center for Girls, Inc. is a Florida-based, nonprofit organization and the only statewide prevention program for adolescent at-risk girls in the nation. In the past year, the Lee County program provided 116 girls with education, counseling, training and advocacy, resulting in 94 percent of girls in the program having no involvement with juvenile justice within six months of leaving PACE, 88 percent improving their academic performance and 80 percent remaining in school or obtaining employment three years after leaving PACE. As a result, PACE reduces the significant long-term costs associated with teen pregnancy, substance use, unemployment and long-term economic dependency. PACE accepts referrals from the juvenile justice system, the Department of Children and Families, school personnel, community-service agencies, parents, family members and friends, as well as self-referrals.
For more information about PACE Center for Girls, Lee County, call 239-425-2366 or visit www.pacecenter.org/centers/lee.