Clothes That Work (CTW) in collaboration with the Dayton Area Red Cross, is requesting donations of work-appropriate summer season replacement clothing to be shared with individuals (referred by the Red Cross and CTW’s other partner agencies), who had their work clothing lost or destroyed by the Dayton area’s Memorial Day Tornado.
According to CTW Executive Director, Cindy Garner, “Dayton’s devastation includes people who lost everything in the recent tornado, including their work wardrobes. It is hard to return to work when you have nothing to wear. In order to meet that critical need, Clothes That Work is working with our partner agencies to provide work-appropriate summer season clothing and a pair of shoes, to help those affected by the tornado get back to work and bring home paychecks again.”
In support of this disaster relief effort, Clothes That Work is requesting clothing support from the greater Dayton community. Donation items needed for men and women include new or gently used and work-appropriate:
⦁ Pants (jeans, chinos, khakis, skirts, etc.)
⦁ Tops (Collared, short-sleeved or summer fabrics)
⦁ Non-skid shoes, work boots, loafers, lace-ups, flats, etc.)
⦁ New, packaged undergarments
⦁ New, packaged socks
Clothes That Work anticipates serving more clients than usual due to this increased need. If you are interested in volunteering as a client coach or a facilitator for its Workplace Image Institute, visit their website at www.ClothesThatWork.org for more information on how to get involved.
Donated clothing items may be dropped off at Clothes That Work, located in the Job Center, 1133 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd., Suite 392, Dayton, OH 45417 Mondays through Fridays, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. For more information, call 937.222.3778.