Thursday, June 2, 2011

Need Some (Used) New Work Clothes?

... While supporting a great cause?  Go to Dress for Success' Summer Inventory Clearance Sale at the Horseshoe Casino.

I'm a big fan of Dress for Success. Not only do they provide career counseling and training for women living in poverty, but they also supply an interview suit and a week's worth of work outfits to women using their services. The lack of professional clothes should never be an obstacle to getting a new job.  Not exactly an apt analogy, but I still remember as a teenager getting a job at a diner and having to shell out $70 for a uniform before I even got my first paycheck or tips. I had to borrow money from my mom, and as my job started during off-season in a tourist town, it probably took me two weeks' of part-time work to pay her back.

The Dress for Success sale is Thursday June 9 from 5p-8p, June 10 from 2p-8p, and June 11 from 11a-3p.  The first 350 people to donate a gently used or new suit will get a $5 off coupon for Paula Deen's Buffet.  All procedes from the sale (they're reducing inventory to make room for new donations) go directly back to their programs.  No children allowed (I guess because it's in a casino?) and plus sizes are limited.

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