Response has been phenomenal for donations to The Women’s Professional Clothes Closet, a service project of The Woman’s Discovery Center. Women who cannot afford appropriate clothing to begin work or interview for a job in a professional or office environment may be referred by any agency, employment group, church, or an employer, or by presenting her prepared resume. A volunteer will then assist the woman in shopping, at no charge, at THE CLOSET.
Donations will continually be accepted at The Woman’s Discovery Center, 1413A Market Place Drive. (THE CLOSET is not located at The Center.)
Three types of donations are requested: 1. New professional clothing, on hangers. 2. VERY GENTLY WORN professional clothing, clean, repaired, pressed, on hangers. 3. Cash donations to be used for shopping for those women who cannot find sizes or items they need at The Closet.
Items in addition to clothing needed for THE CLOSET are:
1)Clip-type hangers for skirts/slacks are always needed. When you shop, please ask to keep the hangers and donate them if you don't use them in your own closet. Check your closet now to see if you have extras you can donate.
2)Several straight hanging racks are needed for the additional room that has been provided for storage of out-of-season clothing.
3)Cash donations for an account for volunteers to use to take a woman shopping for items that she cannot find at THE CLOSET.
Items needed most include business suits, skirts, blouses, jackets, slacks, or dresses.
For more information or to volunteer to assist with the project, call Tammy Reeves, THE CLOSET Coordinator, at 870-933-9939. Volunteers will transport donated clothes to The Closet, sort, and/or assist shoppers with appropriate choices, steam wrinkled items, or deliver cards to local businesses to assist them with making referrals.