The UIC Graduate Women in Chemistry group is partnering with Dress for Success to organize a clothing drive for the spring season of 2016! Dress for Success is a Chicago-based organization that provides "work attire" clothing to economically disadvantaged Chicago female residents currently seeking employment and for future job interviews. The link for Dress for Success can be found below along with their mission statement. This is an excellent opportunity to donate unused professional apparel to a cause that redistributes the clothes to women currently looking for jobs and cannot afford to purchase new clothes for job interviews.
There is a box labeled "Dress for Success Clothing Drive" in the UIC Department of Chemistry office (845 West Taylor Street, Room 4500) and will be there until March 28th, 2016 that will be used to collect any unwanted professional attire. Below are the requirements for the donated clothes:
' New/gently-used professional attire; sizes 0-2 & 14 and up.
' Office appropriate shoes, sizes 8 & up; wide width if available.
' Seasonal and transitional coats and jackets.
If you would like to make your own donation directly to Dress for Success, they accept donations Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 10 am- 12 pm and 1 pm- 4 pm and every 2nd Saturday of the month from 10 am- 12 pm at the following address:
70 East Lake Street, Ste. 900
Chicago, IL 60601
Valet parking is available at this location. Please note: they do not provide donation drop-off at this location.
If you are interested in obtaining individual tax receipts for your clothing donations, please contact Brittany Johnson or Victoria Helan (contact information below) for further information.
Any comments or questions, please do not hesitate to contact Brittany Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Victoria Helan (email@example.com). Thanks in advance to anyone and everyone in supporting this noble cause!!
Dress for Success: https://worldwidecentral.dressforsuccess.org/
Mission Statement: "We are on a 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. Join us."