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Danny's Dress Drive continues to help collect and donate hundreds of dresses

Posted by boston.com  December 18, 2013 10:00 AM

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The following was submitted by Danny’s Dress Drive:

WHO: Danielle Page, age 13, of North Andover
Eighth Grade, High Honor Roll Student at The Pike School in Andover
WHAT: Now in it’s fifth year, Danny’s Dress Drive began as an annual collection effort to help brighten the holidays of underprivileged girls. Seeing a need for boys’ dress clothes, and being asked often by donors if she could find new homes for nicer clothing items for young men, Danielle expanded her efforts this year and has collected over 100 total items to date, with more arriving daily.

 “I love the idea of making girls feel happy and special,” says Danielle. “Donating beautiful party dresses is one way I can help.” “You can’t really fail at trying to help, which is why I expanded to collection to include boys dress clothes.”

WHEN: Thursday, December 19, 2013 @ 4:00pm

WHERE: Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence, MA
136 Water Street, Lawrence, MA 01841

WHY: Danny’s Dress Drive began when Miss Page picked a “Christmas Wish” tag off of a tree at her local parish. The tag was from an 8 year old girl who wished for a Christmas dress.  Since then, Danielle has collected and distributed over 500 dresses to girls throughout the Merrimack Valley.  This year’s donation puts the total for dresses over 550 and well over 600 for all clothing items!

DONORS: Classmates, Neighbors    2013  RECIPIENT: Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence
      Friends, Relatives, Local Individuals who learned about the effort.
WEBSITE:       www.dannysdressdrive.info

SPECIAL NOTE: Danielle’s efforts caught the eye of the Our Generation Doll manufacturer and she became one of 9 girls from across the country featured on the doll boxes.  For the past two years, Danielle and her organization have been featured on the “Evelyn”, “Daisy”, “Sienna” and “Robyn” dolls. She was the only girl chosen from the Boston Area. The line celebrates girls giving back and is sold exclusively through Target.

WHAT”S NEXT:   •A 2014 Spring/Easter Dress Drive will kick-off in March.                             

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