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Legislator Dixon, Urban Valet distribute hundreds of dresses through 5th annual Prom Dress Drive


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Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon and Urban Valet Dry Cleaners announce that the dresses collected during the 5th annual Prom Dress Drive have been distributed to girls in need of a gown for prom or other special occasion.

“This past weekend, we had approximately 700 amazing dresses available for girls to look through. Hundreds of girls attended with their family and friends to enjoy the experience of shopping for their perfect gown without worrying about the cost of the dress. I want to thank everyone who attended, we had a great time helping girls from all over Western New York,” said Legislator Dixon. “The community once again came together to make the 2014 Prom Dress Drive our best event.”

On April 5 and 6, local high school girls attended the Free Shopping Days at the Performing Arts Dance Academy to shop through a large selection of gowns that had been donated by members of the community. Also, shoes and jewelry were available to complete the outfit. For the past five years, Urban Valet has donated its time and resources to clean thousands of dresses.

“Thank you to Legislator Lynne Dixon for founding the event. These girls not only left with a beautiful free dress, but they share in the experience of dress shopping with their moms, grandmothers and friends. Urban Valet is proud to help these girls look and feel confident,” said Jackie O'Malley, Urban Valet Dry Cleaners Director of Business Development.

Special thanks to the following businesses for their contributions, Urban Valet Dry Cleaners, Performing Arts Dance Academy, ShoeFly, Dyed To Match, Speier Displays and Party Rentals and The Bead Gallery.

 

Dresses not chosen during the Free Shopping Event were donated to similar Prom Dress Drives, including Alfred State Project Prom Dress, and drives held at Cassadaga Valley High School and Lake Shore Senior High School.