It’s spring cleaning time! If you are busy sorting through your closets preparing to sell your home (or just because you need to), consider donating your unwanted men’s and women’s professional attire, handbags, accessories and shoes to the Bridge to Success program. The program also accepts unused cosmetics and toiletries, including all those little bottles you may have collected from hotel bathrooms.
On Saturday, March 14th from 9:00 a.m. to noon, you can stop by the Bridge to Success headquarters at 661 W. Lake Street just west of the Loop to donate your spare items. Program volunteers will meet you at the curb to unload your donations.
Ideally, clothing should be clean, pressed and on hangers so it is ready to go. And, of course, your donations are tax deductable. If you are not quite ready for this Saturday’s drop-off, note that there are additional donation dates throughout the rest of the year.
Bridge to Success provides needy job-seeking Chicagoans with workplace and interview appropriate clothing, coaching, and related services to help them achieve employment. Their goal is to reduce the 60% interview rejection rate that is based on appearance and grooming, helping their clients to look and feel more confident. Work such as theirs is always important to our city, but it is no doubt doubly necessary in today’s job market. So, don’t hesitate to spend a little extra time cleaning, and put your closet clutter to good use!