SEASIDE - For women attempting to enter the workforce, a common problem exists: Without a job, they can't afford a suit, and without a suit, they can't get a job.
During Dress for Success Send One Suit Weekend Feb. 19-22, the Dressbarn store in Seaside will collect clothing from customers and donate them to underprivileged women in the local community seeking career development support.
More than 200,000 suits and separates have already been donated by consumers at dressbarn stores during the past seven years. The donations are distributed to more than 60 Dress for Success affiliates throughout the U.S. and have provided for, on average, more than 31 percent of their annual suiting needs.
Local residents are being asked to donate new or gently-used suits and other professional apparel to dressbarn in Seaside. To show their appreciation to their customers and thank them for supporting this event, Dressbarn stores will provide an additional 15 percent off total purchase savings to every customer who brings in a donation during Send One Suit Weekend.
For information, contact Dressbarn in Seaside, located in the Seaside Factory Outlet, at (503) 717-1312, or go to (www.dressbarn.com)