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Needed: Donation of Prom Dresses for Annual Melissa's Closet & Crystal's Jewelry Box March 4, 2017

Needed: Donation of Prom Dresses for Annual Melissa's Closet & Crystal's Jewelry Box 

March 4, 2017   


In memory of their former employee, Melissa Michalowski, and her friend Crystal Carr, 2 young girls lost in a fatal accident, Whitmore Ace Hardware  (multiple locations) is once again collecting new and gently-used prom dresses for their annual "Melissa's Closet & Crystal's Jewelry Box"  event.   
Their Mission?  

Making sure all teens that dream of attending their high school prom are not held back from doing so because of monetary constraints or purchase of appropriate prom wear.

Should you be able to assist in this cause:

Drop off your new or gently-used prom dresses at any of the following Whitemore Ace locations:

And these following locations: 

        11600 Francis Road., Mokena, IL   (708.995.1998)
        1105 S. Water Street, Wilmington, IL   (815.476.7731) 
  • All participating area churches 

Dresses cost $5.00.  Each buyer can purchase 1 long dress for $5.00 and 1 short dress for $5.00.

Dresses/donations must be from 2013 to the current year's fashion.  Donations can/must be:

  • Long or short gowns of any fabric 
  • Clean
  • In excellent condition 
  • On a hanger 

     Other items also needed: 
  • Purses 
  • Accessories of fancy jewelry (earrings, bracelets, necklaces) are welcomed 
  • Clean wearable formal shoes 

     Anyone wishing to make a Monetary Donation can mail their donation to: Whitmore Ace Hardware , 237 N. Front Street, Braidwood, Illinois 60408 ... in care of: Melissa's Closet & Crystal's Jewelry Box.  Sales proceeds go towards scholarships.

     Distribution of dresses takes place on: 

March 4th 
9:00 am to 1:00 pm  

     For further info regarding this Whitmore Ace Hardware sponsored charitable event, 

Call:  815.458.9850 
Go to:
or the Facebook page: 

Thank you for any and all help you can provide!    

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