Goodwill, PACE Center partner for ‘Love That Dress!’ event

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LEE COUNTY, Fla. Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida is once again partnering with PACE Center for Girls for an evening of fun, fashion, and fundraising.

The “Love That Dress & Goodwill, Too” collection event will be held on Thursday, July 16 at the Goodwill Boutique on 2401 First Street. The event will take place from 5 p.m.- 7 p.m., immediately followed by an after party at Firestone’s.

“This donation collection event is a fun way for community members to support both organizations,” said Goodwill spokesperson Madison Mitchell. “All while having fun, of course!”

Attendees are encouraged to bring both a gently loved dress for Love That Dress and other gently loved items for Goodwill.

The event will feature light refreshments, entertainment, a scavenger hunt with Goodwill gift certificates as the prizes, as well as a Chinese auction featuring $100 in gift certificates from Firestone’s, a private shopping experience at the Goodwill Boutique for 10 people and $100 Goodwill gift certificate, and more.

“PACE and Goodwill have forged a solid partnership over the past few years,” said Allyson Ross, special projects associate of PACE Center for Girls, Lee.

“We’ve found innovative and creative ways of serving and supporting each other’s mission.”

For more information about Goodwill’s programs, services, and locations in Southwest Florida, visit

This year’s Love That Dress will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 26 at the Embassy Suites in Estero, located at 10450 Corkscrew Commons Drive.

All proceeds from Love That Dress will benefit PACE Center for Girls, Lee County. PACE is a non-residential program targeting the unique needs of girls, ages 12 to 18, facing challenges such as physical and sexual abuse, domestic violence, substance abuse, foster care, neglect, death of a parent, family history of incarceration, truancy and declining grades.

For more information on PACE and Love That Dress visit

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