Goodwill Accepts Andrea Rose Project Collection

APS to Move Collection of Prom Dresses
Posted on 08/30/2019
Image of Andrea Rose Teodosio Foundation Logo(courtesy Akron.com/ West Side Leader)

The Andrea Rose Teodosio Foundation’s Andrea Rose Project has helped almost 300 young women annually with homecoming, prom or other-occasion dresses in the last two years.

Since the Andrea Rose Project began in 2012, dresses donated for high school girls have been housed at various Akron Public Schools (APS) buildings. But, APS can no longer offer space to hold and present the dresses, so Goodwill Industries serving Summit County has accepted the collection.

The Andrea Rose Teodosio Foundation and Goodwill will make the collection, which includes almost 2,500 dresses, as well as shoes, jewelry and other accessories, available to young women September 14 & 21 and October 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Goodwill Service Center, 570 E. Waterloo Road.

In addition, Goodwill will offer each young woman a career assessment to help her better understand her strengths and interests and how those match with potential career paths.

“We are grateful to Akron Public Schools for its steadfast support and to Goodwill for helping us continue A Rose Project,” said Judge Linda Tucci Teodosio, a representative of the foundation and Andrea’s mother. “We are excited that the partnership with Goodwill also offers young ladies an opportunity to better appreciate their inner beauty. Understanding one’s strengths and career interests can help set the foundation for a fulfilling career. Andrea would have especially appreciated this portion of A Rose Project.”

The Andrea Rose Teodosio Memorial Foundation, a nonprofit organization, demonstrates values that Andrea held close to her heart, including compassionately assisting the underprivileged and elderly, actively addressing environmental issues and promoting community service and education. For more information visit andrearose.org.
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