Love That Dress! Collects 450 Dresses For Pace Center

provided to The Santiva Chronicle

Pace Center for Girls, Lee recently presented its Sanibel Collection Party event on June 23, hosted by local artist Rachel Pierce and Sanibel Mayor Holly D. Smith at the By Rachel Pierce Art Gallery on Sanibel Island.

Collecting 450 dresses, the Love That Dress! collection event included drinks, appetizers and prize drawings as well as a chance to take home a signature tote from Pierce filled with signature merchandise. Dresses donated during the gathering will be sold at deeply discounted prices at the annual Love That Dress! event on Aug. 24. All proceeds benefit Pace Center for Girls, Lee County, which provides academic programs and counseling services to girls and young women ages 11 to 18.

Sanibel Collection Party at By Rachel Pierce Art Gallery
About Pace Center for Girls, Lee
Pace Center for Girls, Lee, envisions a world where all girls and young women have power, in a just and equitable society. Founded in 1985, Pace provides free year-round middle and high school academics, case management, counseling, and life skills development in a safe and supportive environment that recognizes and deals with past trauma and builds upon girls’ individual strengths. Dedicated to meeting the social, emotional, and education needs of girls, Pace has a successful and proven program model that has changed the life trajectory of more than 40,000 girls and is recognized as one of the nation’s leading advocates for girls in need. For more information on Pace Center for Girls, Lee, call 239-425-2366 or visit

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