How Reorganizing Your Closets Can Benefit Low Income Women in Their Professional Job Hunt

Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from The Women's Alliance

    MIAMI, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- When cleaning your closets, put aside
 those slightly worn professional clothes and accessories that are just taking
 up space and donate them to the Women's Alliance
 http://www.thewomensalliance.org , to help "suit" low-income women going back
 to work.
     You'll gain much needed closet space, assist women transitioning from
 welfare to work and you'll be rewarded for your efforts with a $100 off the
 purchase of a new closet system through the National Closet Group
 http://www.nationalclosetgroup.com .  Offer extends through May 13th.
     "Not only has National Closet Group made a financial contribution to the
 Women's Alliance," says Mike Carson, founder of the NCG, "but we'll pick up
 donations for the Alliance and give donators a $100 off a new closet system to
 help keep them organized."
     The offer is part of an agreement between the Woman's Alliance, a national
 not-for-profit organization of independent community based groups and The
 National Closet Group, a network of the best independent closet companies from
 across the country.  Participating companies and organizations of both groups
 can be located at their web sites.
     "Due to recent changes in Welfare laws, huge numbers of women are in need
 of their first set of business-appropriate attire as they prepare to enter the
 workforce," says Lisa Woll, president of The Women's Alliance.  "Our goal is
 to increase the employment potential of low-income women by providing
 professional clothing, career and life-skills workshops and a range of support
 services from dental care to health and wellness programs."
     The Women's Alliance has served over 75,000 women in the past 10 years.
 Most of the clientele are single mothers and former welfare recipient.  The
 Women's Alliance has a commendable record with 50-75% of their clients
 obtaining employment.  Each individual who achieves economic self-sufficiency,
 saves US taxpayers approximately $7,000 per year.
 
 

SOURCE The Women's Alliance
    MIAMI, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- When cleaning your closets, put aside
 those slightly worn professional clothes and accessories that are just taking
 up space and donate them to the Women's Alliance
 http://www.thewomensalliance.org , to help "suit" low-income women going back
 to work.
     You'll gain much needed closet space, assist women transitioning from
 welfare to work and you'll be rewarded for your efforts with a $100 off the
 purchase of a new closet system through the National Closet Group
 http://www.nationalclosetgroup.com .  Offer extends through May 13th.
     "Not only has National Closet Group made a financial contribution to the
 Women's Alliance," says Mike Carson, founder of the NCG, "but we'll pick up
 donations for the Alliance and give donators a $100 off a new closet system to
 help keep them organized."
     The offer is part of an agreement between the Woman's Alliance, a national
 not-for-profit organization of independent community based groups and The
 National Closet Group, a network of the best independent closet companies from
 across the country.  Participating companies and organizations of both groups
 can be located at their web sites.
     "Due to recent changes in Welfare laws, huge numbers of women are in need
 of their first set of business-appropriate attire as they prepare to enter the
 workforce," says Lisa Woll, president of The Women's Alliance.  "Our goal is
 to increase the employment potential of low-income women by providing
 professional clothing, career and life-skills workshops and a range of support
 services from dental care to health and wellness programs."
     The Women's Alliance has served over 75,000 women in the past 10 years.
 Most of the clientele are single mothers and former welfare recipient.  The
 Women's Alliance has a commendable record with 50-75% of their clients
 obtaining employment.  Each individual who achieves economic self-sufficiency,
 saves US taxpayers approximately $7,000 per year.
 
 SOURCE  The Women's Alliance