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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.

2 comments:

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!