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Dress for Success SW Florida announces signature fundraiser ‘A REcycled Night Through the Decades’

Dress for Success SW Florida announces its signature fundraiser, A REcycled Night Through the Decades, on Friday, Aug. 27 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita Springs.

A REcycled Night Through the Decades is a one-of-a-kind experience where 17 local designers showcase runway-ready ensembles crafted from bags of recycled clothing and accessories generously donated to Dress for Success SW Florida, which are deemed not appropriate for the workplace.

The gala will feature hors d’oeuvres, champagne, a three-course dinner, silent and live auctions, a buy-it-now table of couture shoes, a cork pull featuring the finest wine and spirits, DJ and live fashion show hosted by Alyssa Lemay, Southwest Florida’s popular female impersonator and fashion designer.

A panel of judges will select first, second and third place winners with the top designer taking home $650. Seventeen designers are competing for cash prizes. Returning first place winner, Sedona Scott, is hoping to secure another win with her design from the 1970s.

Money raised from this annual event will help support programs that are offered free to women in Lee, Collier and Hendry counties, Women Empowered Through Employment Series (WETES) for unemployed and underemployed women, Professional Women’s Group (PWG) for employed women and Entrepreneurial Spirit Program (E$P) for women pursuing their own business.

This event is sponsored by Stevens Construction, Home-Tech, Edison National Bank, Garramone Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Fifth Third Bank, Wayne Wiles Flooring, Waste Pro, FineMark National Bank and Trust, Dream Fit LLC, R.D. Johnson Construction Inc., The Elizabeth K Galeana Foundation, MidWestOne Bank and Card Systems. Sponsorships are still available.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Nickole Hendra at 239-689-4992 or visit swflorida.dressforsuccess.org.

About Dress for Success SW Florida

Dress for Success SW Florida is headquartered in Fort Myers, Florida and serves women in Lee, Collier and Hendry counties. The mission of Dress for Success SW Florida is to promote the independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support, and career development tools to help them thrive in work and in life. The nonprofit helps women achieve self-defined financial and professional success. Dress for Success SW Florida serves job-ready women by referral only. For more information, sw.florida@dressforsuccess.org or call 239-689-4992. Dress for Success SW Florida is located at 12995 S. Cleveland Ave., Suite 252, Fort Myers, FL 33907.

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