ODK accepting dresses for Dresses For Dreams
Published: Monday, February 18, 2013
Updated: Monday, February 18, 2013 10:02
Omicron Delta Kappa, a leadership honor society, is now accepting donations of dresses, jewelry, purses and shoes for its annual Dresses For Dreams. The event is scheduled to take place in the Student Center April 5 and 6.
ODK re-sells the dresses and items donated to students and the community at a cheaper rate. All dresses will sell for $40 or less, and merchandise includes a range of casual dress to formal wear.
Students who want to donate their items can bring them to Kerr, Steen, Landing, Lodge, Todd, Hall 10, Griffith, the Involvement Center or the ODK office, Room 3.302 in the Baker Pattillo Student Center until April 1.
“It’s a good way to provide a low-cost dress option for the community for students who want to go to Prom or Homecoming, but who can’t afford the really expensive formals,” Jamie Bouldin, the ODK adviser and assistant director for leadership and service, said.
Money raised from the event will be donated to the local Azleway Children’s Services, an organization that helps children find homes and more.
Azleway provides adoption services, children’s services, a substance abuse program, a transitional living program, the Boy’s Ranch Residential Treatment Center and a charter school.
ODK hosts Dresses For Dreams every Spring Semester, and every year the organization chooses a different local charity to donate the profits to.
The dresses will be separated by sizes on racks, and members of ODK will price them and steam the dresses before resale. As of now, the time is not set in stone, but the sale will be open for a few hours April 5 and on April 6, Showcase Saturday.
The dresses that don’t sell this year with either be re-sold next year or held in storage until they can be donated to other groups.
“Anyone is welcome to the dress sale,” Bouldin said. “Students are welcome to attend and buy dresses. We’d love to see people there.”
Julienne Hankins, ODK secretary, said some of the other events they do on campus include the ODK Leadership Conference, Dining in the Dark, Open Mic-less Night, Angel Tree, Homecoming’s Trivia Bowl. The next event for this semester is a knockout challenge during halftime at the SFA Basketball game on March 2.
ODK takes applications at the beginning of each semester before starting the interview process. Students applying to be in the organization must be either a junior, senior or graduate student with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.