Left to Right Student Madison Johnson, Student Sareena Greene, Belle of the Ball Founder Susan Schwartz, Student Nicole Jimenez. The students are holding dresses received from Belle of the Ball earlier. They arrived together were all designated the ceremonial 7,000th dress given out in since Belle of the Ball`s founding in 2003 by Mrs. Schwartz. Photo Belle of the ball
Belle of the Ball Gives Out 7,000th Dress!!!!
(Saturday March 7, 2020 Clearwater FL) Belle of the Ball Project, the charity that provides homecoming and prom dresses to high school students, passed the 7,000 level in dresses given out since its founding by Susan Schwartz of Dunedin in 2003. The charity recognized the event Saturday March 7, at its Clearwater Boutique at 1210 Holt Avenue. Students Madison Johnson, Sareena Greene, Nicole Jimenez, who arrived together, were jointly proclaimed the 7,000th recipient. They presented Susan Schwartz, CEO and Founder of Belle of the Ball with cards, flowers and a gift. A cake was served to the girls` party and to all volunteers present in celebration of the milestone. The three students will attend the Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School
prom in Spring Hill, Fl. later this fall. All three received their dream dress earlier from Belle of the Ball. .
A cake was served to the girls` party and to all volunteers present in celebration of the milestone
The students presented Susan Schwartz, CEO and Founder of Belle of the Ball with cards, flowers and a gift
Belle of the Ball will provide free prom dresses to in-need high school girls on three more Saturdays this spring, starting Saturday March 28, 2020, from 10am to 2pm, at its boutique at 1210 Holt Avenue, Clearwater. It will also provide dresses on Saturday April 4th and Saturday April 18thThe 5,000 sq. ft. permanent Belle of the Ball boutique is a beautiful store-like setting, with over 3,000 dresses in inventory.
The charity, now in its second decade of serving girls, welcomes all financially needy girls to get a dress regardless of where they live.
Dresses are available to all in-need, high school girls for their high school dances (prom, homecoming, military ball ). We respect the honor system. No referral letter is necessary. No appointment needed. A $1 to $5 donation is requested but not required. Dresses are for high school dances only!!
Donations of dresses and accessories can also be made at the site, dates/times listed above. Large sized dresses are the biggest need (size 18-26) For 40 other convenient year-round donation sites (including ALL Sun Country Cleaners locations) and more information about Belle of the Ball Project:
*call 1-877-77BELLE (1-877-772-3553)
*go to our website www.belleoftheballproject.com
*go to Facebook: Tampa Bay Area Belle of the Ball.
Belle of the Ball`s mission statement is “No girl should be denied the opportunity
to attend her high school dance because of financial difficulty”