Calling All Dresses: JSLB holds Prom Boutique to benefit students

The Junior Service League of Beaufort (JSLB) is hosting the fourth annual Prom Boutique, and the organization is looking for trendy, gently-used formal and semi-formal dresses to stock the boutique. Dresses will be available to local high school students who wish to attend their local proms but may not have the means to purchase one. Dresses and coordinating accessories are offered free of charge to local teenagers.

The mission of the JSLB Prom Boutique is to promote confidence and self-esteem of the young women in the Beaufort area, despite the difficulties of the economic downturn. Every girl deserves a “Cinderella moment,” and it’s JSLB’s goal to provide that.

In addition, the prom boutique is a way of encouraging and rewarding local students for staying in school and committing to their academic future. With support of the local community, there are no bounds to what they can achieve, and the JSLB Prom Boutique is a testament to the community’s commitment to support our youth.

In conjunction with local community and school administrators, JSLB will open the doors to the boutique from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Academy of Career Excellence located at 80 Lowcountry Drive, Ridgeland. Young ladies are welcome to attend with one friend or family member and try on as many dresses as they wish, until they find “the one.” The only requirement for entry is a student ID (for public schools) or a note from the guidance counselor or school administrator (for private schools).

JSLB knows this event is a perfect opportunity for Beaufortonians to come together and show support and love for local youth, and give these women a chance to experience a magical and memorable prom. The organization sincerely appreciates the support and participation of the community, friends and family.

The JSLB’s mission statement notes that “we will support and enrich the lives of women, children, and families in our community,” and they believe the Prom Boutique is a fantastic opportunity to do so.

The last part of the mission statement also reads: “Together we have a greater impact than we do individually.” The Junior Service League of Beaufort thanks the community in advance for their support to make this event a success.

The following drop off sites are available and will collect dresses, handbags, costume jewelry and accessories (no shoes): Pink office (37 New Orleans Road, Suite M, Hilton Head Island), Donovan Family Dentistry (65 Sams Point Road, Beaufort), and Sea Island Ophthalmology (111 High Tide Drive, Beaufort). Tax donation forms are also available by request.

For more information about the 2014 JSLB Prom Boutique, visit www.jslbprom.com or contact Elizabeth Klosterman at elizabethk@palmettostatebank.com, 843-566-4686, or Courtney Dukes at courtney.e.dukes@gmail.com, 803-517-1378.

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