Looking to unload last year’s prom dress? Looking for this year’s? With prom season right around the corner, volunteers at New Hope Center in Chilton are hoping you’ll keep their prom dress fundraiser in mind! The group plans to host a “Priced Right” Prom Dress Event where you can sell your gently used dresses and accessories while helping raise money for New Hope Center! Doors open at 10:00AM at New Hope Center, 443 Manhattan Street, Chilton.
New Hope will be accepting dresses, shoes, jewelry and accessories to be sold during their one-day fundraising sale. Anyone wanting to sell gently used items may drop them off on Friday, March 28th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday March 29th from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Sellers will determine a price and, if sold, will receive the purchase price. New Hope Center is asking for a 25% donation for the use of this service. Funds will be used to support their mission to inspire freedom and independence in the lives of people with disabilities.
“Providing a one-stop location to sell or purchase gently used prom dresses will become more convenient and affordable,” said Linda Alger, one of the organizers. “This event will link sellers and buyers.”
The event’s purpose is twofold; helping New Hope Center raise funding for people with disabilities throughout Calumet County and, at the same time, connecting sellers to buyers who are looking for a prom dress that is priced right. Individuals can name their price and make some money selling their gently used prom dresses. It’s a win-win connection!
“I think that there are a lot of different styles of dresses out there and a lot of personalities,” said Alger. “The main thing is you don’t want to show up at prom with the same dress as another girl, and [shoppers] won’t have to worry about that when they buy from us. It’s not like going to the mall where they have hundreds of the same dress.”
If you have any questions please contact Linda Alger at New Hope Center (920) 849-9351 ext 108 or firstname.lastname@example.org.