Fort Myers , Florida (PressExposure) August 09, 2013 -- Love That Dress! 5 is on the count down to the ULTIMATE SHOPPING SPREE OF THE YEAR! With less than 20 days to go, the dress donations and silent auction items have been pouring in. This year marks the 5 year anniversary, with exciting new additions to the event such as a VIP Auction room that consists of a NAPA Valley trip, a woman's Dream Closet donated by All About Closets filled full of surprises and more. Centurylink will present the inaugural Founder's Ceremony Awards honoring the founding LTD! Committee of 2009.
In addition, light hor d'oeuvres will be offered as well as drink specials. Make your bid on swanky silent auction items like weekend stays, exclusive Vintner wine lots, over 3,000 dresses Gap to Gucci with name brands and designers that include BCBG, Evan Piccone, Nicole Miller, Theory, DKNY, Tahari, BeBe, Dolce & Gabbana, Juicy Couture, J Crew, WHBM, Banana Republic, Jones NY, Talbot, Kenneth Cole, Free People, Chicos, Express, Boston Proper, Anne Taylor, Antonio Melani, GAP, and MORE all priced from $10-$30 per item. Brand new designer, hand beaded couture gowns donated from House of Wu that normally retail for thousands will be sold for $50 each.
A local favorite chocolatier, Justin Schaffer, of Irresistible Confections, will be there with their famous "girl's best friend" chocolate champagne fountain, chocolate high heels and his delectable milk chocolate covered grapes. Local DJ, Robert McDonald, of New Beginnings Events, will provide the music and top dancing hits.
Tickets to Love That Dress!5 are limited and tend to sell out fast. Fashionistas, and the men who adore their spectacularly dressed women, do not miss this event! This is a wonderful girls nite out opportunity to shop, network, and support a great organization. For tickets to Love That Dress! 5, visit http://www.LoveThatDress.org.
There are several fun ways to support Love That Dress! Donations of new or gently worn dresses are accepted at drop off collection sites leading up to the main event. Drop-off locations throughout Lee County can be found on [http://www.pacecenter.org/centers/lee/lee-ltd/donation-sites]. All kinds of dresses are suitable from sundresses to suits, formal gowns to bridal! For the latest details, pre-parties and events, follow Love That Dress! on Facebook.
Donations of specialty goods, services and gift cards are also needed for the silent auction. Examples include jewelry, hotel stays, beauty baskets and gift cards for cosmetic services, retailers and restaurants. Items favorable to women are preferred. Donations of this type may qualify for an in-kind sponsorship. To help, contact Kelsey Thompson firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, Cash and in-kind sponsorships are available ranging from $10,000 to $500. Sponsors receive a variety of perks in recognition of their generosity by contacting Kendra Sutton Kendra.email@example.com
Proceeds from Love That Dress! 5 benefit PACE Center for Girls, a non-residential juvenile delinquency prevention and intervention 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 and declining grades.