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Legislator Dixon announces drop-off locations for 2012 Prom Dress Drive


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Legislator Lynne Dixon is pleased to announce that she is once again partnering with Urban Valet Dry Cleaners and community sites to collect dresses for her 2012 Prom Dress Drive. This is the third year that Legislator Dixon has organized the event to help local high school students find a free gown for their upcoming prom. Dresses will be collected from Monday, March 12 through Saturday, March 24.


“The Prom Dress Drive has really grown into a great community event. I can’t thank the donors enough for helping our local students find a beautiful gown to wear to prom. For many, this event is the difference between having a dress or not for the big dance. I encourage anyone who has unwanted gowns in their closets to bring them to one of the drop-off locations that have generously agreed to collect dresses,” Legislator Dixon said.


This year’s drop-off locations are as follows:

  • Blasdell Village Hall, 121 Miriam Ave., Blasdell
  • Boston Library, 9475 Boston State Road,  Boston
  • Dudley Branch Library 2010 South Park Ave., Buffalo 
  • Eden Boys & Girls Club, 8284 North Main St., Eden
  • Hamburg Public Library, 102 Buffalo St., Hamburg
  • Lackawanna Public Library, 560 Ridge Road, Lackawanna
  • Lakeshore Branch Library, S. 4857 Lake Shore Road, Hamburg
  • Urban Valet Cleaners- 3 locations
    • 106 Evans St.,  Hamburg
    • 4081 North Buffalo Road, Orchard Park
    • 620 Elmwood Av., Buffalo


For individual library branch hours of operation, please visit www.buffalolib.org.


Urban Valet Dry Cleaners, owned by Eric Pyne, will clean all the donations and have them ready for girls to choose from. Anyone in need of a dress is welcome to attend “Shopping Days,” which have been scheduled from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 19 and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21 at Hamburg High School.

 (Photos from 2011 Prom Dress Drive)

During its first two years, the Prom Dress Drive collected more than 1,200 dresses and hundreds of girls found a great gown for one of the biggest nights of their high school career.

Legislator Dixon is asking businesses and community facilities to help raise awareness about the Prom Dress Drive by posting this flier in their window: 2012 Prom Dress Drive 

For information, please contact Legislator Dixon’s Legislative Office at 858-8671 or email lynne.dixon@erie.gov.