BOMA San Diego has partnered with Dress for Success on an upcoming suit and accessory drive to be held April 13 at BOMA San Diego’s monthly membership meeting. BOMA San Diego members will help Dress for Success in its mission to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
“Our clients have endured tremendous hardship, and they are determined to improve their quality of life,” said Sylvia McKinney, Dress for Success founder and executive director. “Our goal is to nurture confidence, competence and self-esteem as they prepare for job interviews and build careers.”
BOMA San Diego is reaching out to the community for participation in its upcoming clothes drive. Much needed donation items include interview-appropriate women’s attire that is currently in style, clean and ready-to-wear. Donated clothing will be given to low-income women looking to build their careers and improve the quality of life for their families. Dress for Success cannot accept casual clothing or any items in need of cleaning or repair. Appropriate men’s attire will also be accepted.
Donators are asked to deliver clothing on hangers in dry cleaner bags, or neatly folded in bags or boxes to the April luncheon meeting today at 11:30 a.m. at the Marriott Gaslamp Quarter. All participating members will be entered into a drawing for concert tickets as a way to say thank you.
Dress for Success San Diego is a nonprofit organization focused exclusively on helping low income women acquire jobs, build careers and improve the quality of life for their children and families. The private boutique is an encouraging environment that provides wardrobe and interview preparation services, employment retention programs and life management consultation. Dress for Success San Diego has served more than 5,000 local women since 1998, referred from over 50 health and human service agencies and job readiness programs. For more information visit dressforsuccess.org.
For further information on the Dress for Success clothes drive, contact the BOMA office at 619-243-1817.