Desert Best Friend's Closet is collecting formal dresses to
outfit wives of Marines for the 2013 Commandant's Marine Corps Birthday
Ball at various locations, including Palm Springs, in November.
to honor the wives of servicemen by providing them with ball gowns for this
annual event and seeks donations to support this endeavor," co-founder Connie Golds said Wednesday. "This year the ball commemorates the 238th
birthday of the Marine Corps."
formal dresses can be dropped off at locations throughout the
Coachella Valley by Oct. 10:
- The Wardrobe in Palm Springs
- Drapers and Damons in Rancho Mirage and in Palm Desert
- Trio in Palm Desert and
- Divas of the Desert in La Quinta
All dresses must
be contemporary, dry cleaned and on hangers, Golds said. Items cannot have tears, stains,
broken zippers or missing buttons as there are no funds for repairs.
are needed to act as 'personal shoppers' for the Marine wives. To volunteer call (760) 776-9975, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
to request a volunteer application.
Here's more from Golds' announcement: Desert Best
Friend's Closet provides a diverse array of clothing to economically
disadvantaged and underserved men, women, and at-risk youth of the Coachella
Valley. Desert Best
Friend's Closet assists desert residents obtain economic independence and
self-sufficiency. We achieve this by
offering new, or gently used, clothing for work, prom, or other special
events. Desert Best Friend's Closet
relies on the financial contributions, in-kind donations and volunteer efforts
of individuals and companies who are committed to helping our clients take
charge of their lives and become productive members of the community.
agency has served 1,742 men, women and youths since 2010 in their store at
75-048 Gerald Ford Drive, Suite 102 in Palm Desert, Golds said.