Levittown Students and Staff Contribute to the Annual Dress Boutique
On Thursday, March 30th students and staff from the Levittown secondary schools, Division Avenue, MacArthur, Salk and Wisdom joined forces to host a 'Dress Boutique' at the Levittown Memorial Education Center. Each year members of the support staff from the various schools solicit donations of dresses, shoes, accessories and makeup from the community and work with student volunteers to set up a boutique, complete with mannequin displays and dressing rooms. The boutique is open to girls in grades 6 to 12 to come and choose items for upcoming proms and other events. This year Division Avenue Social Workers, Ms. Allison Hinke, Ms. Maria Micelli and Ms. JoAnn Medina were joined by Teaching Assistant, Ms. Kristy Verdi, Family and Consumer Sciences teacher Ms. Jessica Miller and students from her Fashion Design class to help set up for the event. Among the student helpers were Mia Stimac, who remarked that it was great "to see just how much was donated and nice to see all the generosity," Julianna Hill, who stated she enjoyed "seeing all the dresses and knowing that that we were helping people" and Dara Flores, who reported that it was a nice experience "to work with other people to make it all happen" for the girls in Levittown. The girls were involved in dressing the mannequins, setting up the jewelry and making everything look presentable. Judging by the number of girls who attended and were able to find a dress and other items, this year's event was another huge success. Division Avenue is proud to be a part of such a unique and worthwhile event that reflects the kindness and generosity of the Levittown community.