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Ballgowns Needed for Formerly Homeless Women


United Way California Capital Region certified nonprofit partner Women’s Empowerment is seeking used prom dresses, bridesmaid dresses or other formal gowns for formerly homeless women to wear at this year’s Celebration of Independence Gala. Plus-sized gowns are especially needed.

Dresses can be delivered to Women’s Empowerment, 1400 North C Street, Sacramento, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Hours on Tuesday are 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Dresses are needed by Aug. 10 to allow time for alterations.

The 11th Annual Celebration of Independence Gala will take place 5:30-8:30 p.m., Oct. 4, at The Grand, 1215 J Street, Sacramento, and will feature a formal dinner, live and silent auctions, live music, and presentations from the graduates and local community leaders. Tickets are $85. For an additional $85, local residents can sponsor a graduate to attend the gala. For tickets or sponsorship opportunities, call (916) 669-2307.

Women’s Empowerment is funded solely through private donations from the community. For more information and to donate online, visit www.womens-empowerment.org.


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