The Pennsylvania Conference for Women is once again partnering with Career Wardrobe to collect donations of accessories to help every one of their clients receive that “finishing touch.” Suggested items include: handbags, jewelry, scarves, shoes (especially size 9 and up) and stockings (new and unused, especially plus sizes). They are also accepting donations of your unused gift cards to help purchase the items they need to outfit each and every woman that comes to them for assistance. Collection boxes will be located across from the registration desk at the Oct. 2 conference.
Career Wardrobe’s mission is to empower women in transition by providing programs which inspire the confidence necessary to achieve self-sufficiency and pursue a productive career by providing professional work attire, educational programs, and networking tools and opportunities.
“Being a divorced mother of three, I needed all the help I could get. I walked into Career Wardrobe with almost no hope left. I felt so bad about not being able to provide for me and my family. I couldn’t even afford to buy dinner, let alone an interview suit. Walking through the doors of Career Wardrobe I began to think, ‘Wow these ladies mean business!’ It was just like walking into a private boutique! I felt like I was shopping in a store, not receiving a hand out. Everything was so nice and I had a lot to choose from. I was given two outfits: one for the interview and one to wear on the job. I was stunned when, after picking my clothes, I was told that not only would I get shoes and hosiery to match, I would also receive jewelry and everything else to make my outfit pop! With the staff’s support I felt like I could face any future employer with confidence. And it paid off! I am now the office administrator for a music production company. It was not hard getting the job after using the tips I learned at Career Wardrobe. Thank you so very much for all that you have done for me.” —former Career Wardrobe client, Julie
For more information on our “finishing touch” accessory drive at the 2012 Pennsylvania Conference for Women, please contact Heather Bennett at Career Wardrobe, [email protected].