Monday, September 6, 2010

"Love That Dress" at Hope Chest

Hope PACE and PACE Center for Girls Fashion a Partnership

Whether you’re looking for a special dress for homecoming or a new outfit for work, try on some of the hundreds of beautiful dresses just added at Hope Chest Resale Store. These new and gently used dresses are a portion of those donated to the “Love That Dress” event held by the PACE Center for Girls September 1.

Through a joint partnership between the PACE Center for Girls and Hope PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly), the dresses are now available at Hope Chest, in North Fort Myers, at a fraction of their original prices.

“We are so pleased to partner with the PACE Center for Girls to create this unique, fun shopping opportunity,” according to Samira K. Beckwith, President and CEO of Hope HealthCare Services, which offers the Hope PACE program. “It is a pleasure to collaborate with the PACE Center in support of the community.”

The two organizations are unaffiliated although they have much in common, as they both focus on adding quality to the lives of others. While the PACE Center supports young women, Hope PACE helps people 55 and older to live in good health, safely and independently.

Beckwith added, “You’ll have to see the display to believe it. Hope Chest is a huge store, yet we had to make extra space to accommodate all of these beautiful outfits.” Items include formal wear, wedding gowns, business and casual dresses in all sizes and styles, along with accessories.

Proceeds from sales of these dresses at Hope Chest will be shared by the two non-profit programs.

Hope Chest is located at 13821 North Cleveland Avenue in North Fort Myers. The store is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.