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Girls in need can get help for Homecoming

Belle of the Ball Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization which provides homecoming and prom dresses to in-need, low-income high school girls in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties , announces the following Saturday distribution dates, time and place for the 2012 homecoming season:

September 22, October 6 and 20, and November 3.

Hours 10 am to 2 pm

Seminole Mall 11201 Park Blvd. Seminole, Fl.  

(No appointment necessary. These dates and times will be the only times to receive a dress).


Established in 2003, Belle of the Ball Project mission statement is “no girl should be denied the opportunity to attend her high school dance because of financial difficulties.” Belle of the Ball has given away approximately 3,000 quality dresses and countless shoes, purses, and accessories. We have no paid employees. Dresses are donated to us by individuals and businesses. We have more than 4,000 quality dresses in inventory.

Susan Schwartz founded the organization in 2003, serves as Executive Director, and has been its main benefactor.

We have volunteer opportunities for distribution day helpers during the hours of 10-2 on distribution dates.

Girls are referred to Belle of the Ball by school guidance counselors, teachers, churches, other non-profit organizations, foster care, the guardian ad litem system, and other civic organizations. Even though the honor system and the girl’s anonymity are highly respected, the recipient must be present and must meet one of the following criteria to qualify for a donated dress :-~ Any high school girl who is on free or reduced lunch~ Family Financial Difficulties~ Referred to by Church or Civic Organization~ Referred to by School Social Worker, Guidance Counselor, Principal, Community Involvement Personnel, guardian ad litem, or Foster Care.

If you are interested in helping, please contact us at volunteerbelle.info@gmail.com

If you want info on donating dresses, contact donatebelle.info@gmail.com
www.belleoftheballproject.com 727-386-4502 Visit us on Facebook Belle of the Ball

To contact Susan Schwartz, Founder and Executive Director sschwa1004@aol.com