Dress Best for Less Donates $60,000 to PEF

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The Piedmont Education Foundation is pleased to report that they have received yet another generous donation of $60,000 from Piedmont’s own local resale shop, Dress Best For Less (DBFL).  An identical gift presented in last June, makes DBFL the single largest donor to the Piedmont schools this year.  And that goes for over time — since its founding in 1982, DBFL has donated over $1 million to the Piedmont schools through PEF.

PEF President Christine Wente von Metzsch couldn’t be happier:  “DBFL’s ongoing commitment to our schools makes possible grants for professional growth, exploration, collaboration and classroom innovation. Thanks to their generosity, PEF has helped fund PUSD’s Center for Innovation and Professional Development, a dedicated space for teachers offering resources, tools, and a hub for collaboration and workshops.”

Says Gayle Sells, a DBFL Board member who serves as liaison to the PEF, “We are so glad to support the Center — it mirrors the kind of innovative learning environment in Piedmont’s classrooms.”  PEF has long provided grants supporting teachers in their professional and personal development in order to meet the changing educational needs.

DBFL President Peggy Chan is proud of her organization’s longstanding history of supporting the Piedmont schools: “Supporting education in our community is a priority for us — and donating to PEF ensures our contributions have an impact at each school site.”

DBFL  is a nonprofit organization benefiting the children of Piedmont whose shops offer affordable quality vintage and gently used clothing and decor at their shop at 3861 Piedmont Ave. in Oakland.  Residents can also support the schools by donating gently used items at the Marking Room at 799 Magnolia Ave in Piedmont.


Pictured:  (front row, left-to-right) Gayle Sells, Christine Wente von Metzsch; (middle) John Chiang, Julia Burke, Hilary Cooper; (back) Mary Ireland, Sarah Puckett, Anne-Marie Lamarche, Beth Wiesbrock.

Photo credit:  Helen Young