Long Island Volunteer Center Announces 2012 Prom Boutique Gown Collection Dates and Sites

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The Long Island Volunteer Center has teamed up with Nassau Community College Marketing & Fashion students to collect new and gently-used prom dresses, bridesmaid dresses and accessories for the 18th Annual Prom Boutique.

All dresses and accessories collected will be distributed to girls of families across Long Island who cannot afford a new gown for a special event event.

The Long Island Volunteer Center website says High school guidance counselors, at-risk youth agencies, group homes, and church outreaches make the program available to their constituents.

Prom Boutique is a former activity of the Junior League of Long Island which continues to be actively involved and was added 13 years ago to the array of Long Island Volunteer Center community service projects.

Just last year, over 1,300 girls from 65 different schools across Long Island benefited from the collection.

The following is a list of collection sites that will be accepting donations.

During store hours until Sunday, April 22:

FreePeople, Roosevelt Field Mall

Sunday, April 15 from 1 to 3 p.m.:

Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Catholic Church (Community Room), 53 Prospect Road, Centerport

Saturday, April 21 all day:

Clear Skin Salon, 537 Hempstead Tpk., West Hempstead

Sunday, April 22 from 10:30 to 12:30 p.m.:

St. Anthony’s High School, Villanova Alumni Association, 275 Wolf Hill Road, South Huntington

Sunday, April 22 from 1 to 3 p.m.:

Goodwill, 479 East Main Street, Patchogue

Grace Lutheran Church, 1294 Bellmore Ave., North Bellmore

Junior League of Long Island Thrift Shop, 1395 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn

Lucky Finds Boutique, 7 North Park Ave., Rockville Centre

nuBest Salon, 1482 Northern Blvd., Manhasset

Somerset Gardens Senior Living, 150 Sunnyside Blvd., Plainview

St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1670 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (back door), 309 Patchogue Road, Port Jefferson Station

Temple Beth Am, 2377 Merrick Ave., Merrick

Westy Self Storage, 2400 Marcus Ave., Lake Success

YES Community Counseling Center, 75 Grand Ave., Massapequa