Becca’s Closet to open for prom season
Becca’s Closet will officially open for the prom season on Saturday, March 9. Becca’s Closet, located at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 1829 N. Rockton Ave., Rockford, will be open from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays through May 11. Good Shepherd is three blocks north of Auburn Street, directly across from West Middle School.
The Rockford chapter of Becca’s Closet serves as a boutique that collects and distributes formalwear free of charge to young women from Rockford and surrounding communities who would not otherwise be able to attend proms, homecomings, and other special events, like winter formals. Last year, 550 dresses were given away. Rockford Area Lutheran Ministries, a partnership organization of area ELCA congregations, operates the chapter in cooperation with the Auburn High School Key Club.
Becca’s Closet regularly accepts donated dresses and accessories, including party shoes. Dresses that are clean and in good repair, plus-size and short gowns are especially appreciated.
Items can be donated at the following locations and times:
Christ Lutheran Church, 425 Riverside Road, Belvidere, 9 a.m.-noon, M-F;
Grace Lutheran Church, 343 Grand Ave., Loves Park, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., M-F;
Harlem Roscoe Fire Station, 10544 Main St., Roscoe, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., M-F;
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 1829 N. Rockton Ave., Rockford, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., M-Th;
Machesney Park Village Hall, 300 Machesney Park Road, Machesney Park, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., M-F;
The Postal Shoppe, 1643 N. Alpine Road, Rockford, 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m., M-F, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat.;
The Postal Shoppe, 2205 S. Perryville Road, Rockford, 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m., M-F, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat.;
Zion Lutheran Church, 1300 Pearl St., Belvidere, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., M-Th
For more information about Becca’s Closet, or to donate dresses and accessories to Becca’s Closet, please contact Rockford Area Lutheran Ministries, (815) 962-4279 or RALMmail@aol.com.
Posted March 6, 2013
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