The holiday season is a popular time to pop the question, and Hope Chest, the Hope resale store, is ready to serve the bride-to-be.

Among the new and gently used items donated to the “Love That Dress” event earlier this year were 150 wedding gowns, from the simple to the extravagant, ranging in size from 4 to 26. The event was held by the Lee County PACE Center for Girls.

Through a joint partnership between the PACE Center for Girls and Hope PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly), the gowns are now available at Hope Chest, in North Fort Myers, at a fraction of their original prices.

The two organizations are unaffiliated although they have much in common, as they both focus on adding quality to the lives of others. While the PACE Center supports young women, Hope PACE helps people 55 and older to live in good health, safely and independently.

Hope Chest is located at 13821 North Cleveland Avenue in North Fort Myers. The store is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.