THE CAREER CLOSET
The Career Closet provides free professional attire to low-income job seekers. Many low income people simply cannot afford to purchase the professional attire needed to obtain better jobs. This program helps to break that cycle.
Volunteers assist each client in choosing outfits from a large selection of gently worn clothing that has been donated by caring individuals throughout the South Shore.
Clients are referred to this program from numerous social service and career assistance organizations in the area. Each “shopper” chooses up to five days’ worth of clothing suitable for interviews and employment. When appropriate volunteers are able to help them accessorize with neckties, jewelry, scarves, shoes and handbags. The new clothes help build self esteem and confidence which are imperative attributes when searching for employment.
HELP JOB SEEKERS
Donate…you can make a difference by donating current, in style clothing suitable for the workplace. Donations should be clean, pressed and ready to wear. Some appropriate items include: skirts, dresses, blouses, pantsuits, men’s suits, dress shirts, slacks, kakis, polo shirts, ties, shoes, etc. Donations can be dropped off at Interfaith’ office 8:30am-3:30pm Monday – Friday, and until 7:00pm on Tuesdays.
If you are interested in hosting a Career Closet clothing drive at your office please contact Rhiannon Kimball, at 617-773-6203 ext. 19 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
Volunteer…we are looking for volunteers to assist clients. If you are interested please contact Paula Daneils at 617-773-6203 ext. 28.
Thank you, to the hundreds of individuals who donate their clothing, time and money to this program every year. You are making a difference in the lives of low-income job seekers and the families that they support.