PACE Center for Girls ‘Love that Dress’ fundraiser

Reporter: Lauren Leslie Writer: Paul Dolan
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Pace Center for girls 14th annual fundraiser event. (CREDIT: WINK News)

The PACE Center for girls kicked off its 14th annual “Love that Dress” fundraiser on Wednesday in Estero.

Dresses by the dozens were sold at Embassy Suites on Wednesday night. Including formal gowns, work wear, and even wedding dresses all donated.

Proceeds from the event will provide at-risk young women with academic programs and counseling services.

14th annual fundraiser began Wednesday. (CREDIT: WINK News)

PACE works with girls aged 11 to 18 to help them overcome a number of risk factors.

PACE’s executive director, Jennifer Cellitti, spoke to WINK News about the event.

“When these girls come to us they feel like they have no hope and when they leave they have gained confidence, they’re able to advocate for themselves they’re able to speak what they need and so, in turn, they’re able to be successful in life,” Cellitti said.

The event featured feel-good shopping, music, silent auctions, and cocktails. All proceeds benefitted PACE programs and services.

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