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Legislator Dixon, Urban Valet announce 5th Annual Prom Dress Drive


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Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon and Urban Valet Dry Cleaners are proud to announce the return of their Prom Dress Drive for the 5th year. Gowns are being collected from Monday, Feb. 24 through Friday, March 21 and will be made available to local high school girls who are in need of a dress for prom or special occasion.

 

“The Prom Dress Drive gets bigger every year, with girls coming from around Western New York to shop for a free dress. This wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of the community, donating amazingly beautiful dresses for the girls to choose from. I enjoy watching the girls get excited when they see the collection of dresses and hearing how much they are looking forward to wearing the dress to the big dance,” said Legislator Dixon. “There is truly a need for this program in our community and thanks to our sponsors and donors we are able to continue to offer this opportunity.”

 

All donated gowns will be professionally cleaned, free of charge, thanks to Urban Valet.

 

“Once again we are happy to partner with Legislator Dixon and her team. It is an honor for us to assist these young ladies in finding a gown for prom. It also gives us great to joy to know that we are giving back to a community that has given so much to us. We look forward to this year’s drive, and free sale event,” Urban Valet General Manager, Lisa Rothwell.

 

Dress donations will be accepted from Monday, Feb. 24 through Friday, March 21 at several convenient locations. Donors are asked to drop off new or gently used dresses at any of the following locations:

  • Blasdell Village Hall, 121 Miriam Ave., Blasdell
  • Boston Free Library, 9475 Boston State Road,  Boston
  • Dudley Branch Library, 2010 South Park Ave., Buffalo
  • Eden Boys & Girls Club, 8284 North Main St., Eden
  • Erie County Legislature, 92 Franklin St., Fourth Floor, Buffalo
  • Hamburg Village Hall, 100 Main St., Hamburg
  • Lackawanna Public Library, 560 Ridge Road, Lackawanna
  • Lake Shore Boys & Girls Club, 42 Sunset Boulevard, Angola
  • Lake Shore 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 Ave., Buffalo

 

“The donation sites truly make this event possible, providing convenience for the donors who drop off hundreds of dresses during the next few weeks,” said Legislator Dixon. “In addition, without the generosity and hard work of Urban Valet, we could never have all the dresses ready for the girls, who are so appreciative of this event. I have heard over and over again throughout the years that without the Prom Dress Drive some girls would not have a dress because their families don’t have the extra money available, especially with how expensive prom has become. It just makes good economic sense, especially at a time when almost everyone is keeping a closer eye on the bottom line.”

 

After the dresses have been collected and cleaned, Legislator Dixon will host a free shopping event at Performing Arts Dance Academy in Hamburg, inviting area high school girls to come and “shop” for a dress for the prom. Times, dates and location will be announced soon. 

 

For additional information or to contact Legislator Dixon, please call (716) 858-8671 or email lynne.dixon@erie.gov