3 Wishes' YWCA Clothing Fundraiser Goes Thru May 15th

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3 Wishes Boutique, located at 929 SW 152nd in Olde Burien, is holding a fundraiser for the YWCA’s “Dress for Success” program, and is asking residents to bring in clothing they no longer wear to donate to disadvantaged women.

Here are the details:

WHAT: 3 Wishes Boutique’s “Dress for Success” clothing drive fundraiser for disadvantaged women.

WHEN: Now through May 15th; Hours: Mon.: Fri. 10am – 6pm • Sat.: 10am – 6pm • Sun: 12pm – 5pm

WHERE: 3 Wishes Boutique is located at 929 SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien (map below); (206) 248-3332; email: [email protected]

INFO: Here’s some info from 3 Wishes:

It’s Spring and time to clean out your closets and drawers! Let us help! Bring in clothing you longer wear and receive a certificate for 15% OFF your next purchase of regular price merchandise!

Sound interesting? Here are the details:

Bring in at least 3 clean, gently used pieces of clothing (dresses, skirts, tops, pants, jackets)

We will donate the items to “Dress for Success” in downtown Seattle.

You will receive a certificate for 15% OFF the total value of your next purchase of regular price merchandise.

Donations will be accepted through Friday, May 15th. The certificate can be used through May 31st, 2009. The discount applies to the total value of your purchase of regularly priced merchandise only (does not apply to sale items).

Come join the fun! Save money and lend a helping hand!

About Dress for Success® Seattle:
YWCA Dress for Success® Seattle promotes 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. Dress for Success Seattle is part of the national Dress for Success network, which provides interview suits, confidence boosts and career development services to more than 45,000 women in over 79 cities each year.

Locally, DFSS and the YWCA of Seattle-King County-Snohomish County have teamed up to bring these important services to women in need. Since March 2003, DFSS is housed at the YWCA building located in downtown Seattle at the corner of Fifth & Seneca.

Looking good means feeling good. And when you feel good about yourself, that confidence shines through to others…including prospective employers.
In addition to helping clients train for and find jobs through various employment programs, the YWCA also offers Clothing Services to help individuals get the right look for job interviews, office work and more.

We help women entering the workforce after years as stay-at-home-moms, women moving from welfare to work, domestic violence survivors forging new lives, homeless women working towards self-sufficiency and residents of emergency shelters.

Touching Lives:

Janet, age 48:

When Janet left an abusive marriage of 17 years to establish a new life for her and her children in Washington, she was scared, but ready to start building a new, safe life for herself and her family. But just as she began to regain her footing, unfortunate circumstances derailed her career, and she lost her home.

Undeterred, she attended and completed a computer training course offered by a women’s employment program. She was then referred to Dress For Success® Seattle where she received both a new interview outfit and the self-esteem boost that played a key role in finding and securing her new job. “It just filled me with the confidence I needed.”

She views her DFSS experience as a blessing to be shared, saying, “I’ve seen that there is a fine thread of human care and compassion…I want to carry that forward and share it with others. That is what success is.”

…Making a real difference

More info available at the YWCA’s Dress for Success website.

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