March 2, 2012

Dress for Success + Dressbarn = S.O.S. Send One Suit Weekend

Maybe you used to work in an office and had tons of professional clothing. Then, you had a baby and decided to leave your job. Or, you lost a few pounds and some items no longer fit you. Maybe your style has changes or your office dress code has been done away with.

Regardless of the reason, today is the perfect day to purge your closet of any professional clothes that you no longer want or need.

Why? Well, it's for a good cause.

Dress for Success is an organization that encourages the self-sufficiency of women and helps them enter the work force and take charge of their lives. They are partnering this weekend with Dressbarn to collect new and gently used professional clothing for women.

So, I am asking you to go into your closets and look for blazers, skirts, dress pants, suits--anything a woman could wear to an office. This is the perfect time of year (being so close to Spring Cleaning time) and the perfect cause to 'let go.'

The Send One Suit drive began yesterday and continues through Sunday, March 4th. Besides a tax deduction receipt, I hear you get a 15% off coupon from Dressbarn when you donate. Don't usually shop at Dressbarn? Offer that coupon to a woman looking for a job. Chances are she'll be looking for a way to save money on her interview clothes. That's two good deeds in one day--hurray for you, early Spring Cleaning, Dressbarn and Dress for Success!

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