Family Matters of Greater Washington Hosts 5th Annual Dresses4Dreams Benefit Event

Networking Reception To Help Collect Funding and Gently-Used/New Prom Wear for Low-Income Teens

WHAT: Family Matters of Greater Washington Dresses4Dreams / Suited4Dreams Networking Reception hosted by Remy Martin and WPGC’s “Sunni and the City.”

Featuring Remy Cointreau Cocktails by Remy Martin and hosted WPGC’s “Sunni and the City,” the event will feature Remy Martin cocktails and appetizers.  Admission to the event is the donation of a gently-used/ new dress, full men’s suit/tuxedo or $25.  These collected items will be used to create a boutique and men’s shop for teenage girls and guys to select free dresses, suits, ties, shoes, and accessories.  Each teen will also have the opportunity to win professional hairstyles, barbering services, manicures, and/or make-up applications for the day of their prom.

WHEN: Thursday, March 24, 2016, 6:30pm-8:30pm

WHERE: Parlay, 1827 M Street, NW, Washington, DC

The 2016 Dresses 4Dreams boutique & Suited4Dreams events will be held from 5:00pm-8:00pm at Family Matters of Greater Washington’s headquarters, located at 425 Eye Street, NW, Suite 700 on the following dates:

  • April 13th, Dresses4Dreams Boutique event
  • April 14th  Suited4Dreams Men’s Shop event

In addition to providing formal wear, Family Matters is also committed to providing teenagers with information that will benefit their health and wellbeing as they approach adulthood.  With the HIV/AIDS infection rate in the District of Columbia at 2.5 percent, one of the highest in the nation, Family Matters is partnering with RealTalk DC (a division of the Whitman-Walker Health Clinic) to help teens better understand and protect themselves from the risk associated with HIV and AIDS. To support this goal, RealTalk DC will facilitate two 45 minute workshops, customized specifically for teenage girls and teenage boys.  While not mandatory, we will provide incentives, including free professional hairstyling and grooming services to those teens who take part in the workshop.

About Family Matters of Greater Washington
Family Matters of Greater Washington is a non-government, nonprofit organization accredited by the Council on Accreditation Services for Families and Children, Inc. and the American Camping Association.  Formerly known as Family and Child Services of Washington, D.C., Inc., Family Matters was founded in 1882 and has been an integral part of the Washington, D.C. community for 130 years. One of the oldest, nationally accredited social services organizations in the nation, Family Matters provides comprehensive, accessible, low-fee services to thousands of residents of the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. Family Matters of Greater Washington is a member of the Child Welfare League of America and the Alliance for Children and Families.

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Jennifer Devlin (703) 876-1714, jennifer.devlin@cox.net