Monthly Archives: December 2011

Operation PROM’s Featured Supporters 2011

When it comes to fashion, it is hard to narrow down our best supporters of 2011 because we have too many amazing fashion companies who support us.  Here are our top 3:

J. McLaughlin, 75 Pondfield Road, Bronxville, NY 10708  (914) 779-4613

We started having “Sip & Shops” at J. McLaughlin Bronxville in May.  This amazing fashion boutique donates 15% of their sales to charitable causes like ours, from these Sip & Shop events.  Guests can come sip on some fun beverages, enjoy tasty treats, and shop for a good cause.  They even collected dresses for us!  Please visit www.JMcLaughlin.com  for a store near you.

Stella & Dot

We first saw some of the “Real Housewives” casts in Stella & Dot jewelry and knew it was the perfect fit for us.  Fabulous quality costume jewelry isn’t easy to find – look no further!  We love all the elegant pieces they have, from glitzy studs to the perfect pair of chandelier earrings, Stella & Dot offers the best Prom and formal jewelry.  Of course their casual every day pieces are just as stunning too!  Shop with independent stylist Nanda Chavez this holiday season and a portion of the sales will be donated to Operation PROM.  Go to: www.StellaDot.com/Nanda Please use OperationPROM at checkout.

57 Grand

Always a bridesmaid?  Well then donate your dresses!  That was the idea between our partnership with 57 Grand, a bridal salon in New York City.  Owners Saukok Tiampo & Carmen Ho contacted us a few years back with the idea of encouraging their clients to donate their bridesmaid dresses.  Since bridesmaid dresses make perfect Prom dresses, it was easy to pair up!

57 Grand offers a variety of gorgeous styles, colors and fabrics in their reasonably priced bridal collections.  After you purchase a dress from them, you can go online to download your dress donation form and ship that dress right to us – it’s that simple!  The company also participates in a huge dress drive each year, collecting the most dresses than any other retailer in New York City.        You can even shop with them online!  Be sure to check out www.57Grand.com

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Operation PROM’s Featured Supporters 2011

This holiday season Operation PROM will feature a few outstanding businesses that have supported our organization throughout the year.  Because it’s about giving back all year long – and these companies sure know how to do it!

1.  Le Loft Salon & Spa, 355 Manville Road, Pleasantville, NY 10570                   (914) 769-0755

It was a no-brainer to team up with Le Loft Salon & Spa!  Owner, Francesca Vendittelli-McAndrew contacted us about hosting a Prom dress drive in her salon, because she thought it would be a great way to give back to students in Westchester County.  “Our clients and staff were thrilled that we were collecting dresses for Operation PROM,” said Francesca.  “They were so happy to donate their dresses  knowing that they would be giving young ladies in need a chance to go to Prom.”   In less than one week, nearly 100 dresses were donated – a huge success.  In fact, Le Loft collected more dresses than any other business north of White Plains.  The salon has also provided Operation PROM with several salon & spa gift certificates that we have auctioned at our fundraising events.

So, next time you see a little gray, or feel like pampering yourself with a mani-pedi, check out Le Loft Salon & Spa, a full service salon and spa offering the best in hair, skin and nail services.  And, be sure to visit www.HelpPROM.org for information on when Le Loft will host their 2012 Prom dress drive for Operation PROM.