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Drexel Foundation “Formal Closet”

Gives Local Students FREE Homecoming Dresses in Exchange For Volunteering in Drexel’s Art Programs & Community Events.

     

            Drexel H. Foundation has been gathering gently used prom dresses & other formal attire since 2004.  In exchange for pledging to volunteer their time and skills to any Drexel events, treasure valley area students can earn a homecoming or prom dress or formal evening wear for FREE .  By appointment these student can view & try on the many dresses in the closet.   If you are interested,  all you have to do is have a parent or guardian accompany you when you pick out your dress, so call the Drexel Foundation office at 541-473-3470 and leave a message of a preferred time you  are available to view & try on dresses. Please be sure to leave your name, year in school, and a return phone number so Drexel staff can confirm the scheduled appointment to view the dresses on that scheduled date. The Drexel Foundation’s Formal Closet has all sizes from size 2 to 26 and a huge variety of colors and styles, certainly every girl can  find one that fits. The Drexel H. Foundation is a non-profit organization, that provides FREE youth & family art, heritage & cultural programs. This program is available to any girl from rural eastern Oregon or Western Idaho who has time to donate or skills to offer in our local area to promote the arts and culture. The volunteers will be asked to assist with one of  the programs during the busy Drexel H. Foundation’s Art Season, and if they are from rural Eastern Oregon, or Idaho we can work out a community service project in their area for the free dress. There are plenty of fun jobs to volunteer for everything from making posters & graphic artists, copying, organizing games & dances for the kids, creating fun workshops to painting the park.  Mark you calenders now for the Drexel Foundation’s upcoming events, Engaging Young Voices Public Art opening Oct 9th, Volunteer Appreciation reception Oct 28th,  Free Drexel movies & shorts on Halloween day Oct 31st 3-5pm at the Rex Theater. Bookmark the 2020 many Summer Art programs starting in June with Art Beat on Main Street Dance & Art Fair, Art in The Park on Flag Day, and  August Art Camp and  the Annual Talent Show, and the Sept. Crash Course in Film. Don’t forget the Children’s Film Festival, “for kids, by kids and with kids in mind,” competition held each September at the Rex Theater. All these free events provide an opportunity for our local children to expand their minds, increase self esteem, and have positive influences and self expression all while learning the meaning of a community.   If you would like to donate, volunteer or if you have any questions, please call Sandijean Fuson at (541) 473-3470. The community events put on by the foundation are successful in large part to the time and care of the volunteers.  They are always looking for others to help, and engage & involve the community by volunteering at the Drexel Foundation Events. 

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