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Too often, we measure loss on a large scale, by the billions of dollars in damage or the millions of people affected. But that doesn’t mean that we need billions to be able to help. Sometimes impact comes down to making sure a woman has a decent suit to wear into work every day.
Not just one but two groups of women in Houston have launched efforts to provide professional clothing to those impacted by the storm.
So, if you needed proof that the women of Houston are an amazing bunch, there you have it.
Mission: “We want to make sure that all women who need it, will have professional attire to be able to look their best at the office.”
Donations: These will be collected through Oct. 13. Any items donated after that will be donated to the Houston Bar Association Clothing Drive.
Shopping: Need clothes? You can request clothing online here. You can also shop in person on Saturday, Sept. 30between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. 4265 San Felipe St., 12th Floor, Houston, TX, 77027 (Whitney Bank building, visitor parking entrance off Mid Lane). No appointment necessary!
For more information or to make a donation, click here.
Mission: “Hundreds of women from around this city have joined together to clean out their closets and donate NEW & “gently used” clothing, shoes, hand-bags, and jewelry in the hopes of giving another woman hope to continue on and rebuild after Hurricane Harvey.”
Donations: There are multiple donation centers around Houston. You can check out the group’s website for location information or to become a donation center yourself.
Shopping: The group will host a shopping day for the women of Houston affected by Hurricane Harvey on Sunday, Oct. 15 from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. at Cotton Ranch Events, 5443 Katy Hockley Cut Off, Katy, TX. No matter what your career path or level of expertise, any woman needing to rebuild their wardrobe is invited.
As a special treat, Marilynn Barber, a business wear style expert and author of “Dress Like You Mean Business”, will be on site at Cotton Ranch to help women select and coordinate wardrobe pieces so you leave with a coherent collection you can build on.
We’ve all got items in our closet we’ve been meaning to donate. Now’s the time. The women of Houston need it more now than ever.