When it comes to interviewing, for a job, first impressions are important. Think about the last time you went on a job interview. Remember how much time you spent, picking out the perfect outfit to wear. Across the country, there are thousands of women, who are without an interview suit or professional-looking clothing.
Dress for Success, an international non-profit organization that promotes economic independence for disadvantaged women, has teamed up with clothing store dressbarn, to collect and distribute professional attire for its 10th annual “Send One Suit Weekend.”
Giving underprivileged women, across the country, the ability to walk into a job interview, with confidence, is the goal of this partnership.
From March 1-4, gently-used suits, pants, shirts, skirts, shoes and other professional items can be donated at any of the 825 dressbarn locations nationwide. These donations will be distributed amongst local non-profit organizations to be given to less fortunate women looking to re-enter the workforce.
More than 51,000 items of professional clothing were collected during last year’s ‘Send One Suit’ donation drive. This year, dressbarn would like to collect more than 60,000 pieces of professional attire. So, do your part, and go donate some of your gently-used professional items (if you’re anything like me, you have tons that you don’t wear, just hanging in your closet)!