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Pace Center for Girls, Lee to host 14th annual Love That Dress! shopping fundraiser on Aug. 24

Pace Center for Girls, Lee will host its popular Love That Dress! fundraising event on Wednesday, Aug. 24 in Estero.

Described as the ultimate feel-good shopping spree of the year, Love That Dress! features shopping, music, silent auctions and cocktails with all proceeds benefiting Pace programs and services. The shopping event kicks off at 6 p.m. on Aug. 24 at Embassy Suites by Hilton, 10450 Corkscrew Commons Drive in Estero.

With ticket sales beginning Aug. 1, admission is $30 in advance of the event and a limited number of VIP passes are available for $150. VIP shoppers will enjoy early access to the shopping and exclusive access to the VIP Suite Level, which features private dressing areas, express check-out and complimentary beverages, hors d’oeuvres and desserts.

“For 14 years, this shopping extravaganza has been a favorite event for women all over Southwest Florida to shop, socialize and honor the female spirit,” said Jennifer Cellitti, executive director of Pace Center for Girls, Lee. “As a result, proceeds from Love That Dress! have continued to help directly support our strength-based, gender-specific programs and guide Pace girls in achieving their full potential.”

In August 2021, the fundraiser featured a record-breaking collection of 9,000 high-quality, brand-new boutique and gently used dresses, shoes, handbags and accessories, helping raise $65,000 to support Pace Center for Girls in Lee County. Pace Lee also brought 15 Pace girls to join the Love That Dress! fun, providing a special shopping session with opportunities for the girls to dress up, shop and honor the female spirit.

Proceeds from the event provide academic programs and counseling services to girls and young women ages 11 to 18 who are working to overcome risk factors such as poverty, substance abuse, domestic violence, foster home placement, neglect, grief, incarceration of a family member, mental health and physical, emotional or sexual abuse.

To purchase tickets, register to volunteer and learn more about the Love That Dress! fundraiser, please visit LoveThatDressLeeCounty.com.

About Pace Center for Girls, Lee

Pace Center for Girls, Lee, envisions a world where all girls and young women have power, in a just and equitable society. Founded in 1985, Pace provides free year-round middle and high school academics, case management, counseling, and life skills development in a safe and supportive environment that recognizes and deals with past trauma and builds upon girls’ individual strengths. Dedicated to meeting the social, emotional, and education needs of girls, Pace has a successful and proven program model that has changed the life trajectory of more than 40,000 girls and is recognized as one of the nation’s leading advocates for girls in need. For more information on Pace Center for Girls, Lee, call 239-425-2366 or visit www.pacecenter.org/locations/lee.

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