Thursday, March 1, 2012

Donate a suit to Dress For Success this week

Posted By on Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 9:50 PM

That almost-new suit you haven’t worn in a year, the pants you never got hemmed — get rid of them and feel good about it by donating them to Dress for Success during the 10th annual Send One Suit Weekend through Sunday, March 4. Drop off clothing donations at any Dressbarn women’s store (the closest locations are listed below the jump).

The nonprofit Dress for Success focuses on helping disadvantaged women who are trying to gain financial independence. The organization collects and distributes donated professional apparel needed for job interviews and beginning a new job. Items needed include suits, blouses, skirts, pants, shoes and accessories. Dress for Success partners with national retailer Dressbarn for Send One Suit Weekend. Dressbarn's stated goal for 2012 is to collect 60,000 items at its 825 stores, 9,000 more than the 51,000 the public donated during last year's drive.

Dressbarn clothing donation sites in the New Orleans area:

METAIRIE
Westgate Shopping Center (8855 Veterans Memorial Blvd., 466-8107)

HARAHAN
Elmwood Village Center (122 S. Clearview Parkway, 733-6450)

COVINGTON
Target Power Center (69328 Hwy. 21, 985-871-0670)

SLIDELL
Sterlin Slidell Retail Center (61115 Airport Road, 985-649-3777)

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