Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties, Inc Seeking Donations For Annual Prom Dash
For Immediate Release
Contact: Kara Thornberry
Stuart, FL (March 16, 2011)- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties, Inc. (BBBS) is asking for donations of formal dresses for the 2011 Prom season. Any girl at Jensen Beach, Martin County and South Fork High Schools struggling with the costly expense of Prom is invited to schedule a confidential appointment to select a dress. The BIG Boutique will be open starting March 28th, 2011.
“Prom is such a special event for teenagers. Prom Dash helps our local students have an incredible night they will always remember,” said Cheryl Salerno, Match Support Specialist with BBBS. “Everyone deserves to enjoy their Prom. We’re asking for dresses and shoes of all sizes. Gift certificates for dry cleaning, makeovers and up-dos are also really appreciated. Just think of everything that made your Prom special- these girls want the same thing.”
“Students always look forward to their Prom night,” said Ms. Jacqueline Townsend, teacher at South Fork High School. “It’s fantastic that Big Brothers Big Sisters is able to help so many of our teenagers have a memorable experience.”
Donations can be dropped off at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties’ offices, located at 5033 SE Federal Hwy, Stuart FL 34997, or at Plato’s Closet 2464 SE Federal Hwy, Stuart FL 34994. For more information about Prom Dash and how you can help, please call 772-283-8373.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties
BBBS provides at-risk children ages 6-18 with volunteer mentors who serve as positive role models. Since 1986, the organization has provided mentors to children in Martin County and since July 2010 in Palm Beach County. Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA) recognized the Martin County organization in 2007 as one of the 35 best performing agencies nationwide. BBBSA recognized CEO Bill Bee as “CEO of the Year – Small Agency Category” in 2007. South Florida Business Leader Magazine ranked BBBS Martin County in 2009 and again in 2010 as one of the top 100 South Florida small businesses. Visit www.MentorBig.org to learn more.