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Love That Dress! 2013


Aug 28, 2013
05:00 PM until 09:00 PM


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Celebrating 5 Years With a Commemorative Love That Dress! Logo

Love That Dress! is the ultimate feel-good girls night out shopping spree of the year benefiting PACE Center for Girls. This year, Lee County is celebrating the 5 year Anniversary of Love That Dress!  A commemorative logo has been created by the original Love That Dress! creator, Len Eckert of IconDo, Inc., to mark this milestone. This year’s 5-year Anniversary event will take place on Wednesday, August 28th2013, 5-9pm at The Embassy Suites in Estero.

An estimated 800 fashionistas (and a few brave men) are expected to stake their claim on thousands of new and gently worn dresses and accessories selling for nominal prices. Guests will also enjoy the event’s popular silent auction, camaraderie, and cocktails. Major sponsors will have access to the VIP shopping offering private dressing rooms, clothing hold, express check-out service, complimentary adult beverages and hors d’oeuvres and a private selection of decadent chocolates.  In addition, many new surprises are being implemented for the 5 year anniversary celebration and White House Black Market is again the Title Sponsor, offering new dresses, accessories, shoes and handbags at unbelievable bargain prices.

There are several fun ways to support Love That Dress! :

  • Donations of new or gently worn dresses are accepted at collection parties leading up to the main event. In August, several drop-off locations throughout Lee County will also be receiving dresses. All kinds of dresses are suitable from sundresses, to formal gowns to bridal!


  • Donations of specialty goods or valuable gift cards for products and services 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 at kthompson@markham-norton.com  239.229.8323 or Kendra Sutton at LoveThatDress5@gmail.com  (239) 910-6414.


  • Anyone can host a dress collection party to spread the word, collect dresses and raise funds for PACE. Collection parties are organized by the host, yet PACE assists with guidance for a successful party and assistance with spreading the word through media and social media. Contact Ally Ross at emay21@gmail.com  239.770.0730 or Kelly Kreske at KellyKrenzke@icloud.com 281.658.5203.


  • Cash and in-kind sponsorships are available ranging from $10,000 to $500. Sponsors receive a variety of perks in recognition of their generosity. Sponsorship information can be obtained by contacting Kendra Sutton at LoveThatDress5@gmail.com or (239) 910-6414.


  • To shop and participate at the big event, tickets for Love That Dress! go on sale on August 1, 2013. General admission tickets are $30 per person and are based on availability. A limited amount of tickets will be sold so be sure to get yours quickly as this event sells out each year.


  • Several volunteer opportunities are available in preparation for Love That Dress! and also on the day of the main event. Hardworking, energetic helpers should contact Stefanie Ink-Edwards at stefanieink@gmail.com 239.357.6837.


  • Don't forget to "Like" Love That Dress! on Facebook!

For additional information please contact:

  • Kendra Sutton, LTD! Chair: LoveThatDress5@gmail.com or 239.910.6414 


  • Jennifer Nelson, LTD! Operations & Logistics Lead Volunteer & Sponsor: JenniferNelson@goodwillswfl.org or 239.822.8708


  • Janie Smalley, PACE Lee Executive Director: Janie.Smalley@pacecenter.org or 239.229.9013.


PACE Center for Girls, Inc. provides girls and young women an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy. PACE is the only non-residential gender specific, not-for-profit intervention and prevention program for at risk girls in Lee County. PACE Lee opened its doors in 2007, and has since offered nearly 1,000 girls the unique opportunity to develop into healthy and positive individuals while furthering their education, developing their confidence and finding their voice. For more information, visit www.pacecenter.org/lee.




View map Embassy Suites- Estero
10450 Corkscrew Commons Drive
Estero, FL

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PACE Center for Girls


(239) 910-6414

Contact name

Kendra Sutton

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