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Belle of the Ball to hand out homecoming dresses to those in need
Belle of the Ball to hand out homecoming dresses to those in need

Seminole, Florida-- The Belle of the Ball Project will distribute homecoming dresses to high school girls from low-income families in Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties. The event kicks off today at 10 a.m. and will last through 2 p.m. at the Seminole Mall.

Unable to make it today? Don't worry; almost 4,000 quality dresses will be there for the choosing (along with shoes and purses!) on October 6 and 20, and again on November 3.

The Seminole Mall is located at 11201 Park Blvd. N., in Seminole, and the Belle of the Ball store is next to the nearby Ross Department Store.

Belle of the Ball Project representatives shared some background information on the project in a recent release. 

"Founded in 2003, Belle of the Ball Project Inc. is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide homecoming and prom dresses to high school girls who are unable to afford a dress for these special events.

Belle of the Ball Project has given away over 3,000 dresses in its nine-year history. It collects new and gently worn, current style homecoming, prom, bridesmaids and cocktail dresses as well as shoes, purses, and accessories."

Requirements to receive the dresses are as follows:

  • Open to Pinellas and Hillsborough County area high school teens.
  • For low-income, in-need, high school girls only.
  • There is no charge for the dresses, though a nominal $1 - 5 donation is requested but not required. The Belle of the Ball Project respects the honor system, therefore no referral letter is necessary.

Donations of dresses can also be made at the distribution events listed above.

Click here for more information about Belle of the Ball Project, and be sure to check them out on Facebook.

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