The Gee…You Will Project continues its success in its new location with the Glass Doctor of Lower Delaware, Rt. 113, Lincoln and christened the new site with it’s first fitting on Feb. 16. Gee…You Will is a formalwear lending library that provides gowns to girls and women who may not otherwise attend a formal affair. The Project also facilitates a women and girls mentoring component, hosting activities and conferences that promote positive interaction and improved self-esteem for all participants.
The Project was previously co-located with Fernando Guajardo’s Clothes 2 You Cleaners, Park Avenue, Milford. Clothes 2 You will soon be moving to a location in the Milford Plaza Shopping Center, and the new location did not have room for the Project to go along.
“We were blessed by the kindness of Fernando and “Clothes 2 You,” commented Gee…You Will co-founder Rosemary Joseph-Kappel,. “We thank them for sharing their space with us and we look forward to continuing to work with them in cleaning and maintaining our gowns.
Scott Fitzgerald, Glass Doctor of Lower Delaware, Rt. 113, Lincoln, came to the organization’s rescue when he offered Gee…You Will Project a facility to continue their efforts. Fitzgerald was familiar with the work of the Project and believes it to be a positive, community service.
The space, now referred to as the Project’s Penthouse, received the 300 plus gowns last month, thanks to about 25 volunteers and their vehicles and a very large truck and driver, donated by Michael Eline and Chelsea Builders of Laurel.
“We needed to get the move completed and everything set up as soon as possible,” stated Joseph-Kappel. “It’s only February and we had started prom and Spring formal fittings weeks before our move.”
Hanna Sundsboe, a Seaford High School senior and American Field Service (AFS) exchange student from Norway, received the first fitting at the new site on Feb. 16. “Hanna wanted to start early,” according to her host mom, Nancy Megee, Seaford, “I’m so happy she found something she likes and looks great in on our first time out!”
The Project is also preparing for their annual Women Supporting Women Through Opportunity Conference on March 23-25, 2012 in Redden. Anyone in need of a gown for a formal, interested in donating, or wanting more information on the Project or the Conference can contact the “Gee…You Will Project” at (302) 242-0032 or via e-mail at GUWillProject@yahoo.com.