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Over 5,000 professional clothing items donated to help women in need
United Way of Southern Nevada is proud to announce that women across Southern Nevada united to help each other during the 13th Annual Women United Suit Drive. Women from across Clark County dropped off women’s professional items from November 4 through November 6 to help local women find success in the workplace.
The items donated through the 13th Annual Women United Suit Drive will help women prepare for job interviews, enter the workforce, and achieve financial stability. In total, there were 5,279 gently used suits, shoes, and accessories donated by members in the community, and 10,000 face coverings donated by Bank of America. Local organizations including Goodwill Career Connections, S.A.F.E. House, SafeNest, The Shade Tree, and Work Opportunities Readiness Center of HELP of Southern Nevada will help distribute these items to women participating in their return-to-work programs.
“With so many women struggling to find a job and support their families during this challenging time, our Women United Suit Drive is more important than ever,” said UWSN President and CEO Kyle B. Rahn. “I am so inspired and grateful for the incredible support of our community that will help hundreds of local women.”
“I've been involved with the Women United Suit Drive from the very beginning. It is such a simple way to support women who are working hard to become self-sufficient,” shared Women United Founding Member Rhonda Clausen. “The changes I've seen and the stories I've heard through the years only reinforce my belief that it can be something as simple as a woman seeing her professionally-attired self in the mirror that gives her the confidence to head out the door to a new future.”
About Women United
Women United is part of a national network of over 77,000 dedicated women philanthropists who have collectively raised over $1.9 billion in supporting United Way's mission to improve lives and build stronger communities. In Southern Nevada, Women United has raised over $2.8M since our inception, investing our dollars in projects which are changing lives. Visit uwsn.org/womenunited to learn more.
About United Way of Southern Nevada: United Way of Southern Nevada unites our community to improve people’s lives. We bring donors, volunteers, nonprofits, and businesses together to help children enter school ready to learn, help high school students reach graduation day, and support individuals working to earn a degree or certification, all while creating stability for their families. Together, we step into the ring and invite others to stand with us as a united front against social injustices and forces keeping our community's most vulnerable residents from a good life. We are bold and innovative to solve our toughest problems. Together, we fight for the future of our community – and we will win. Join us at uwsn.org