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Inaugural Love That Dress! 5 Storage Unit Sale Raises Funds for PACE

Published: Oct 17, 2013 12:47 PM EDT

Kendra Sutton, Chair of Love That Dress! 5, is pleased to announce that the first ever Post LTD! Storage Unit Sale raised $3,500 for PACE Center for Girls – Lee. The post-event sale offered dresses that were not purchased at the Love That Dress! 5 event for sale at discounted prices. The sale took place on Saturday, October 5th at San Carlos Self-Storage, a LTD! 5 sponsor, who stored all of the dresses and provided tagging facilities for this year’s event.

“We are very happy with the turnout from our first post-LTD! Storage Unit Sale. We surpassed our initial goal of raising $3,000 for PACE by this event,” Kendra Sutton states. “Those that were unable to attend the main event had the opportunity to support PACE while getting fabulous clothing for 50% off.”

PACE donated the gowns that were not sold at the storage unit sale to Hope Chest, and the remaining clothing was given to Goodwill. Through a partnership with Goodwill, PACE receives vouchers for their girls when Goodwill receives clothing donations in the name of PACE.  The girls from the PACE center redeem these vouchers for clothing or other needed items found at Goodwill.

“The girls at PACE often come to the center with very little clothing or belongings. These vouchers allow them to purchase things they need for themselves or their families, which takes away some of the burden, especially during the holidays,” says Sutton.

Proceeds from Love That Dress! 5 Storage Unit Sale benefit PACE Center for Girls, a non-residential juvenile delinquency prevention and intervention 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 and declining grades. For more information, visit www.pacecenter.org.

PACE is a 501c3 organization and works with young women between the ages of 12-18 living in at risk situations. PACE provides guidance and educational opportunities providing them with a path to a successful life.

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