Monday, September 12, 2011

“Love That Dress” at Hope Chest

Hundreds of new and gently used dresses from the recent “Love That Dress” event held by the PACE Center for Girls are now available for purchase at Hope Chest Resale Store in North Fort Myers. Dress sales will continue through a joint partnership between the PACE Center for Girls and Hope PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly).

“We are very pleased to collaborate again with the PACE Center for Girls to create this special shopping opportunity,” said Samira K. Beckwith, President and CEO of Hope HealthCare Services, which offers the Hope PACE program. “Hope Chest is a huge store with a variety of items from furniture and other household items to clothing. The addition of these beautiful dresses enhances the offering to our customers, and supports two great causes.”

Items include formal wear, wedding gowns, business and casual dresses in all sizes and styles, along with accessories. Proceeds from the dresses sold at Hope Chest are shared by the two organizations.

Though unaffiliated, the two organizations have much in common: they both focus on adding quality to the lives of others. While the PACE Center for Girls supports young women, Hope PACE helps people 55 and older who are seriously ill remain living independently. Hope PACE also focuses on support for caregivers, a role traditionally filled by women.

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.