November 01, 2011

Make room in your closet with Suits 4 Success

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Clear out your closet and help someone in need by donating your gently used items to Suits 4 Success. The annual clothing drive, organized by the UAB Commission on the Status of Women, collects items for disadvantaged women who are trying to enter or return to the work force.

suits_4_success_storyDonations will be accepted 7-10 a.m. Nov. 7-11, 2011, at the Whitaker Building, 500 22nd St. South, and delivered to My Sister’s Closet, an outreach program of the YWCA of Central Alabama.  

“The Suits 4 Success drive provides gently used business suits and separates to women who are entering or reentering the job market and need assistance to build a professional wardrobe,” said Wendy Gunther-Canada, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Government and chair of the UAB Commission on the Status of Women. “Many of us received help as we began our own careers, and now we can support our sisters eager to make a good impression as they start a new chapter of their working lives.”

In addition to the drop-off location at the Whitaker building, drop boxes will be set up in Heritage and Campbell halls, Business and Engineering Complex, Humanities and Webb buildings, Hill University Center and the schools of Nursing, Public Health, Education and Health Professions.

Items needed include suits, jackets, skirts, casual pants, shirts, shoes, handbags and accessories that are gently worn and reasonably new.  Items should be clean, pressed and on hangers.

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