Send One Suit Week 2012 with Classic Cleaners and Dress For Success Indianapolis

Dress For Success Indianapolis boutique at 820 North Meridian Street

The annual Send One Suit Week 2012 drive has begun!  Classic Cleaners is going on it’s 10th year partnering with Dress for Success Indianapolis as a year round drop off location and this week we are asking for suit donations from our valued customers.

During the week of April 16 through April 20, 2012, Classic Cleaners is a donation site for the drive and we are asking our customers to donate suits to benefit Dress for Success Indianapolis.  In return, they will receive a coupon via email for $10 off a $20 or more order of dry cleaning.

The donation should be an interview appropriate full suit which includes pants/skirt and a jacket.  If you choose, you may also include a blouse/shirt to complete the ensemble.  Classic Cleaners will professionally dry clean the suits and donate them to Dress for Success Indianapolis on our customer’s behalf.

Dress for Success’s mission is “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”.

Interviewing for a position can be stressful even without worrying about what to wear.  Dress for Success solves the catch-22 that confronts disadvantaged women trying to enter the workforce: without a job, how can you afford a suit? But without a suit, how can you get a job?

Job-ready women come to Dress for Success by referral only from a range of non-profit organizations. Each client works one-on-one with a highly-trained volunteer Personal Shopper, who helps her select professional attire and also provides support and encouragement as she prepares for her upcoming interviews.

Dress for Success has helped thousands of women get the professional look and self-esteem they need to start fresh and improve their lives. If you have contributed to Dress for Success, we offer our sincere thanks. If you have not yet, please consider donating during this drive. “On average, about 40% of Dress for Success Indianapolis’ annual suit needs are met through S.O.S. – Week donations”.

Year round, Classic Cleaners accepts suits and blouses at any of our 17 Classic Cleaners locations.  Or, you may donate via your route driver if you are part Classic Cleaner’s free pick up and delivery service.

Please visit the Dress for Success Indianapolis website for more information and to learn about individual and company volunteer opportunities.

– S.O.