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Donate Your Professional Clothes to Help Others in Need

Friday, October 6, 2017   (0 Comments)
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During the 97th Annual Conference, the NC AWWA-WEA Students & Young Professionals (SYP) Committee will be collecting gently used business and professional clothing to aid less fortunate individuals seeking employment in the Raleigh and Charlotte areas

Women’s clothing and accessories will be donated to Dress For Success in Raleigh, and Men’s clothing and learning center needs will be donated to the Charlotte Rescue Mission.

SYP committee members will be available to accept your donations at their committee table on Monday & Tuesday. Committee tables will be located on the 2nd floor mezzanine of the Raleigh Convention Center - near the entrance to the exhibit hall.

Following are the items requested for donation for each charity:

Charlotte Rescue Mission

  •  Work boots (regular and steel toe, sizes 9-12)
  •  Cargo/carpenter work pants
  •  Work t-shirts (plain black, brown, blue, white)
  •  White dress shirts
  •  Dress pants (black, navy, blue, or khaki)
  •  Dress shoes (sizes 9-12)
  •  Calculators
  •  Plain men’s tote or professional bags

Dress For Success (Raleigh)

  •  Interview-appropriate suits & blouses
  •  Professional blouses, slacks, skirts, dresses, blazers and jackets
  •  Work-appropriate shoes
  •  Jewelry and scarves
  •  Handbags (briefcases, portfolios or work-appropriate handbag)
  •  Scrubs all sizes from S-5XL
  •  Rubber-soled workshoes

All clothing needs to be clean/laundered, not more than 5 years old, and preferably on hangers.

Monetary donations will be accepted for both charities. Money collected will be evenly distributed between charities.


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