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Do you have a suit or barely worn professional clothing currently taking up space in the back of your closet? Why not give them to someone who is in need of clothing to wear on the job or for a job interview? Since 1996, Dress for Success has provided professional clothing for disadvantaged women in hopes of helping them find and keep employment.
Founder, Nancy Lublin used a $5,000 inheritance from her great-grandfather to create a service that would give an opportunity at a “new start” for those in need. Lublin partnered with three nuns who each ran public service programs in New York City to create Dress for Success– the organization now has over 105 affiliate locations throughout the world. In addition to job training and professional services, each client is given a suit to wear to her job interview and once she finds work she is eligible to receive more professional clothing to wear on the job.
Because donations are vital to the continued success of this program, any Individual who would like to give to this organization may do so by visiting the donate clothing page on the company website. The organization is always in need of larger size suits and apparel and is currently accepting new or gently used and cleaned:
Skirt and pant suits (must be coordinated, contemporary and interview-appropriate)
Professional blazers and jackets
At this time, Dress for Success is not accepting:
Sportswear or casual clothing
With summer fast approaching and an economy that is still trying to recover, being creative means the difference between having a great summer and having a long hot summer! One way to make sure that you are still able to enjoy a vacation without feeling the guilt of excessive spending is by taking day trips!
Day trips can be a cheap alternative to the traditional vacation that includes airfare, transportation, lodging and miscellaneous expenses that can certainly add up in a week’s time. I found this great day cruise to one of the world’s most popular vacation destinations- The Bahamas! This trip gives you eight glorious hours on a fun-filled cruise which includes:
• Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks!
• All-You-Can-Eat buffet breakfast served until 11am on your cruise to Grand Bahamas.
• All-You-Can-Eat Dinner buffet (return cruise).
• Game Room
• Spacious sun decks & pool
• Vegas Rules Casino with slots and table games including; Craps, Blackjack & Roulette
• Live music and a Dance floor!
Now, there is a $35 departure and harbor fee that must be paid in addition to the $49.99 fee for the cruise, but I’m sure that you will find that it’s well worth it. The boat sails out of Ft. Lauderdale daily (except Wednesdays) and even offers a buy one get one FREE promotion if you’re traveling with someone on your birthday! How cool is that!
Not sure what to get for Mother’s Day? Mother’s Day Central can help! Designed with the thought that mother’s day is everyday, this site is sure to give you plenty of ideas on what to get that very special mom in your life!
Mother’s Day Central not only provides excellent gift ideas, but there are also poems for mom, special activities to celebrate the day and even mother’s day trivia! There are cards you can print, special mother’s day recipes and even a checklist –so that you don’t forget a thing for mom’s special day.
And to top it all off, they even give you recommendations for where you can buy the ever popular mother’s day bouquet at the very best prices around. Kudos to Mother’s Day Central for recognizing that mom is special every day not just on mother’s day! Have you picked up your mother’s day gift yet?
It’s spring time and you know what that means! Short shorts, tiny tank tops and strappy sandals! The rule is- if you’re wearing sandals it is absolutely imperative that your toes be on point and look their best! It’s also important that you know the do’s and don’ts of a professionally done pedicure, so that your toes remain picture perfect and sandal ready! Do you know what to look for when you go to a nail salon?