Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Send One Suit: Dress for Success.

March 6-12th has been declared "Send One Suit" week by Dress for Success. "Dress for Success is a not-for-profit organization that helps low-income women make tailored transitions into the workforce. Each Dress for Success client receives one suit when she has a job interview and a second suit when she gets the job. The Dress for Success Professional Women's Group program then provides ongoing support to help the client build a successful career." They accept new or nearly-new and cleaned:

- Coordinated, contemporary, interview-appropriate skirt and pant suits
- Beautiful, crisp blouses
- Gorgeous blazers and jackets
- Professional shoes
- There is a particular need for larger-size suits

Here are some other ways you can support Dress for Success:

* Send one new or nearly new interview suit to Dressbarn during the week of March 6-12th and help a low-income woman enter the workforce. Click here to find a Dressbarn in your area.

* Donate money to Dress for Success worldwide or to a local affiliate.

* Volunteer at Dress for Success and do office work, fundraising, sorting and even personal shopping. Click here to find a Dress for Success affiliate near you.

* Organize a suit drive through your company, church, sorority, weight-loss group, bookclub or other organization. Together, you will make a bigger difference.

This is a great way to celebrate Women's History Month, which begins today. You've got a week to get ready. So take a look in your closet and find a suit you can spare. A woman in need is preparing for a job interview and she will greatly appreciate it.

For more ways to reuse other clothing items, see the January 31st post.


Audacity said...

Ok, I'm trying to get two organizations to sponsor a clothing drive for Dress for Success. I'll let you know if anything happens with that..

Karama said...

That's great, Jen! Thanks! Dress for Success is a really worthy cause. And, of course, most contributions are tax-deductible. Please do let us know how it turns out. Thanks for visiting!