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DRESS FOR SUCCESS CLOTHING DRIVE

    Clean out your closet and bring your clothing to benefit those in need.  Click here to download the flyer and encourage your coworkers to donate!

    South King County SHRM will be collecting gently worn suits, dresses, sweaters and other working wardrobe clothing at the November 17, 2016 chapter meeting.

    Dress for Success needs the following:

    Clothing Toiletries Also accept:
    Size 16 or larger
    Size 2 or smaller
    New underwear
    Bras and camisoles (lightly worn)
    Clothing racks
    Toothbrush, toothpaste
    Deodorant
    Shampoo, conditioner
    Lotion, soap
    Makeup
    Nail polish
    Travel size are great!
    Handbags, belts, scarves
    Shoes
    New tights
    Lightly worn slips
    Casual clothing
    Jeans
    T-shirts
         

    Dress for Success, in conjunction with the YWCA, promotes economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in the workplace.

    The organization serves job-ready women by referral only from more than 3,000 non-profit organizations nationwide including domestic violence agencies, homeless shelters and job-training programs.

    The individuals served:

    • Represent all ethnicities and races.
    • Range in age from 18-60, with the majority age 18-38.
    • Single mothers (70%), raising an average of 2-3 children.
    • Live under the poverty level prior to receiving clothing services.

    Results of this program:

    • Dress for Success Seattle suited 345 in 2012 alone.  Working Wardrobe given to 2027 women in need in 2012.
    • Dress for Success Worldwide has suited more than 600,000 women since our inception in 1997.
    • In 2010 alone Dress for Success Worldwide served over 50,000 women.
    • Dress for Success has affiliate locations in more than 110 cities across the United States, Australia, Canada, Ireland, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, the United Kingdom and the West Indies.
    • 75% of Professional Women’s Group members have retained their jobs after one year.
    • 62% of Professional Women’s Group members have been promoted and received salary increases.
    • 57% of Professional Women’s Group members have furthered their education by enrolling in or completing a GED or college program.

    For additional information please contact Roleta.Batiste@Kingcounty.gov.