With the current state of the economy and record high unemployment, it is imperative that job seekers have affordable and appropriate attire to secure a job in their career. Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Genesee Community College is sponsoring a ‘Dress for Success’ gently used clothing collection and sale to provide affordable clothing options to students and the general community on Friday, November 20 and Saturday, November 21, from 9:00AM- 4:00PM 2009 at the Batavia Campus in rooms S103/104 of the Student Union. All proceeds from the Fashion Sale will benefit the Genesee County YWCA’s Domestic Violence Program.
Community members are encouraged to donate their gently used professional clothing and accessories to the Dress For Success sale. Items can be dropped off at the Student Government Association office at the Batavia campus or at the YWCA located at 301 North Street in Batavia. Donations must be gently-used and have no stains, holes or tears. Items needed for the sale include men’s and women’s suites, shirts, pants, blazers, jackets, shoes, skirts, blouses, dresses, ties, belts and scarves. Donations will be accepted up until the day of the event.
Phi Theta Kappa will also be collecting gently-used formal dresses and prom gowns for students attending Genesee’s annual student formal dance, the Snow Ball scheduled December 5. Formal wear will also be available to purchase during the Dress For Success sale on November 20 and 21. Donations will be accepted up until the day of the event and can be dropped off at the Student Government office at the Batavia Campus.
“We want to encourage students as well as all community members to consider their professional attire when looking for a job or going to work,” Lori Mould, vice president of Genesee’s Phi Theta Kappa honor society said. “You don’t have to spend a fortune to look professional and we hope that we can offer this service to anyone looking to dress for success.”
Clothing for the Dress for Success sale will be provided by local donations as well as My Sister’s Closet, the YWCA’s used clothing store and Catholic Charities. Clothing not purchased at the sale will be donated back to My Sister’s Closet for women’s wear, and Catholic Charities for men’s wear.
For further information please contact Lori Mould, vice president of Phi Theta Kappa at 716-353-3587 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.