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Dresses for Dreams benefits local nonprofit

March 10, 2011 - SFA Public Affairs

Omicron Delta Kappa, Stephen F. Austin State University's leadership honor society, is requesting donations of new and gently used dresses, from casual to formal, for its annual Dresses for Dreams event.

Each year, ODK accepts donations from SFA and the surrounding community. The dresses, shoes and accessories are then sold to the public for less than $40 each. This year, all proceeds benefit Solid Foundation, a local organization providing academic assistance, mentoring and other services to under-privileged youth.

Donations may be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday, March 21, through Thursday, March 24, in Room 3.302 of SFA's Baker Pattillo Student Center. The sale will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 25, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 26, on the third floor of the student center.

"Dresses for Dreams serves a few valuable purposes," said Jamie Bouldin, assistant director for leadership and service at SFA. "It allows the community to clean out its closets of formalwear that is not likely to be worn again. It also provides a home for those items, which are resold at a very reasonable cost just in time for prom season."

ODK can provide tax deduction forms for donations. For more information about the sale or donations, please contact Bouldin at (936) 468-1088 or jfbouldin@sfasu.edu.