2nd Annual Prom Dress Fitting Event
On Sunday afternoon, March 9th, The HOPE Chest joined the Pekin Park District for our 2nd annual Pre-Prom fitting for young ladies who need formal dresses for the upcoming Special Recreation Prom. The dress fitting event was held at the Pekin Park District. The Illinois River Valley Special Recreation Association and the Pekin Park District encouraged participation from their clients. The purpose of the pre-prom fitting event was to provide prom dresses for all of the young ladies who could not afford to buy a new dress for the dance.
Many girls came with their moms. Some women came in with friends. There were several who were transported by care-givers and helpers from their group homes. Help was available to search for the perfect dress. A seamstress was on-hand to provide hemming and pinning for proper fitting of the dresses to make modifications where needed.
Twenty girls were given prom dresses at no charge. Each girl who came to the Pre-Prom Fitting Event left with a beautiful dress, donated by the HOPE Chest. It turned out to be a wonderful time and is becoming an annual event.
The Hope Chest will again partner with Pekin Community High School Counseling Department to offer assistance to girls from PCHS who cannot afford a dress for their upcoming dance. The HOPE Chest offers this opportunity to local girls in need.
Thank you to those who have donated dresses to the HOPE Chest throughout the year. It is through these donations that we can continue Helping Other People Excel.
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On March 8th, at 4pm the IVFSC presented a beautifully choreographed and costumed Ice Skating Show entitled Once Upon a Time featuring various Disney characters. IVFSC chose the HOPE Chest as their charity and all donations of canned food items and cash donations were given to the HOPE Chest and our food pantry. THANK YOU IVFSC and Coach Susan Liss!!!
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The HOPE Chest Thrift Store of Central IL is a...
...501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Pekin, IL whose primary mission is to Help Other People Excel. We will do whatever it takes to be a store that is family friendly, low-cost, and provides many experiences for people to excel in life & become all that God has purposed for them. We intend to financially support local charities and churches through net proceeds generated by our thrift store operations and to reach out to underprivileged families in Central Illinois communities, by providing help and hope. HOPE stands for: Helping Other People Excel.