Get your Prom Dress!

for only $5.00

Have a dress to give?

Need a dress for Prom?

In loving memory of Melissa Michalowski & Crystal Carr

About Us: In 2008 Whitmore Ace Hardware was fortunate to have employed a bright and shining start named Melissa Michalowski. Melissa came to work every day happy to be there. It was hard to miss her smile and happy attitude within the store Sadly in December of that year Melissa was killed in a car accident along with her friend Crystal Carr. This was a such a huge loss to all.  Our staff at Whitmore Ace Hardware, felt strongly we wanted to do something in Melissa’s memory. We employ quite a few students who were talking about the expense of their prom. They were asking to work more hours to be able to afford it. A lot of the students could not afford dresses or tux’s or limos, a lot of thing other students may take for granted.

Whitmore Ace Hardware has four locations in four separate communities, so what a great opportunity to collect gently worn prom dresses. We said “yes to the dress” in an unlikely place like a hardware store, and the dresses came in. We created Melissa’s Closet and Crystals Jewelry Box. Reed Custer School and Mrs. Melinda Hogan gave us a room to sell these prom dresses for $5.00 each one day after school. The first year we were so excited to have 120 dresses and we are now into our sixth year and have dressed over 1250 girls for prom. Godley Park District was kind enough to give us a home for such a large event. In 2015 we had over 1200 dresses. Paul Mitchell School brings their students out to set up a beauty salon and will do updo’s and make up for free.

Last year we had over 100 volunteers. We have been lucky enough to have new dresses donated by local prom stores along with jewelry shoes and purses. 2015 was our first year of the Melissa’s Closet and Crystals Jewelry Box Scholarship of $1000.00. Our goal is to increase that scholarship every year. At 9 am on the Saturday of the sale there are always lots of beautiful young students waiting for the doors to open.

Get your $5 prom dress

Saturday, March 4th from 9am-1pm

at Godley Park District
500 S. Kankakee Street, Godley IL

• Long and short formal gowns from 2012-new
• Accessories: Fancy jewelry, Purses, Shoes
ALL Students Welcome! FREE Hair & Makeup!

Prom Dresses
Accessories
Hair & Makeup

Godley Park District

Godley Park District 500 S. Kankakee St. Godley, IL 60407
Melissa’s Closet & Crystal’s Jewelry Box
Scholarship

 

Our 2015 Scholarship Recipient of $1000.00 was Jessica Boyd (pictured right)

** Applications will be available the day of the sale.
** Visit us at this year’s Melissa’s Closet & Crystal’s Jewelry Box sale and fill out an application.  You might be the next $1000.00 Scholarship Recipient!

Want to apply? Get the date and location!

We Need Prom Dresses!
Stop by the participating locations below to make your donation

• Long and short formal gowns from 2012-new
• Accessories: Fancy jewelry, Purses, Shoes
• Dresses must be clean, on hangers, and in excellent condition

Participating Locations

Whitmore Ace Hardware (Braidwood):  237 N. Front St., Braidwood, IL – (815) 458-9850 Whitmore Ace Hardware (Wilmington):  1105 S. Water St., Wilmington, IL – (815) 476-7761 Whitmore Ace Hardware (Manteno):  361 S. Locust St., Manteno, IL  – (815) 468-3137 Whitmore Ace Hardware (Manhattan):  210 State St., Manhattan, IL – (815) 478-3317 Quality Auto Body:  97 N. 1st Ave., Coal City, IL – (815) 634-8511 Fossil Ridge Public Library:  386 W. Kennedy Rd., Braidwood, IL – (815) 458-2187 Free Press Newspaper (Wilmington):  111 S. Water St., Wilmington, IL – (815) 476-7966 Free Press Newspaper (Coal City):  271 S. Broadway St., Coal City, IL – (815) 634-0315 Our Caring Closet:  205 N. First St., Wilmington, IL – Hours:  Tues. & Thurs. 8:30am-1pm and 2nd Sat. of each month 10am-12pm. Naked Sun South:  294 South Front St., Braidwood, IL – (815) 458-9810 Naked Sun Hair, Tan and Day Spa:  2918 E. Division St., Diamond, IL – (815) 634-0143 Gene Mundt American Portfolio Manager:  318 Alana Dr., New Lenox, IL Coal City Public Library:  85 N. Garfield St., Coal City, IL Whitmore Ace Hardware (Mokena): 11600 Francis Road, Mokena IL- (708)955-1999 Water Street Boutique (Moekna): 11600 Francis Road, Mokena IL- (708) 995-1998  Water Street Boutique (Wilmington): 1105 S. Water Street Wilmington IL- (815) 476-7732 All Participating Churches

Whitmore Braidwood

Whitmore Ace Hardware (Braidwood):  237 N. Front St., Braidwood, IL – (815) 458-9850

Whitmore Wilmington

Whitmore Ace Hardware (Wilmington):  1105 S. Water St., Wilmington, IL – (815) 476-7761

Whitmore Manteno

Whitmore Ace Hardware (Manteno):  361 S. Locust St., Manteno, IL  – (815) 468-3137

Whitmore Manhattan

Whitemore Ace Hardware (Manhattan):  210 State St., Manhattan, IL – (815) 478-3317

Quality Auto Body

Quality Auto Body:  97 N. 1st Ave., Coal City, IL – (815) 634-8511

Fossil Ridge

Fossil Ridge Public Library:  386 W. Kennedy Rd., Braidwood, IL – (815) 458-2187

Free Press Wilmington

Free Press Newspaper (Wilmington):  111 S. Water St., Wilmington, IL – (815) 476-7966

Free Press Coal City

Free Press Newspaper (Coal City):  271 S. Broadway St., Coal City, IL – (815) 634-0315

Our Caring Closet

Our Caring Closet:  205 N. First St., Wilmington, IL – Hours:  Tues. & Thurs. 8:30am-1pm and 2nd Sat. of each month 10am-12pm.

Naked Sun

Naked Sun South:  294 South Front St., Braidwood, IL – (815) 458-9810

Naked Sun Diamond

Naked Sun Hair, Tan and Day Spa:  2918 E. Division St., Diamond, IL – (815) 634-0143

Gene Mundt

Gene Mundt American Portfolio Manager:  318 Alana Dr., New Lenox, IL

Coal City Library

Coal City Public Library:  85 N. Garfield St., Coal City, IL

Whitmore Mokena

Whitemore Mokena:11600 Francis Rd, Mokena, IL 60448, USA

Water Street Boutique Wilmington

Water Street Boutique:1105 S Water St, Wilmington, IL 60481, USA

Water Street Boutique Mokena

Water Street Boutique: 11600 Francis Road, Mokena,IL (708) 955-1998

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