United Way of Southern Nevada’s Women’s Leadership Council’s (WLC) 11th Annual “Women’s Fall Suit Drive” on Friday, November 2 was a complete success with an incredible 10,128 items and 1,676 women’s professional outfits assembled at the NV Energy parking lot. Donations will benefit women who are participating in back to work programs and need professional clothing to wear to interviews and future job opportunities.

WLC collected new and gently-used, clean professional attire including suits, dresses, pants and tops on hangers and jewelry, shoes, belts, scarves and handbags to assist women in need. The drive helps women prepare for career opportunities and gain confidence to succeed during an interview and in the workplace.

Donations will benefit United Way partner agencies with back to work programs for women. The agencies include Dress for Success of Southern Nevada, Goodwill Career Connections, HopeLink of Southern Nevada, S.A.F.E. House, SafeNest, The Shade Tree, and Work Opportunities Readiness Center of HELP of Southern Nevada.

To view photos from the Women's Fall Suit Drive, click here. For more information about WLC and the suit drive, please visit uwsn.org/wlc or contact Lawrel K. Larsen at lawrell@uwsn.orgor 702-892-2319.

About Women’s Leadership Council
WLC is part of a national network of over 70,000 dedicated women philanthropists who have collectively raised over $1.7 billion in supporting United Way's mission to improve lives and build stronger communities. In southern Nevada, the WLC has raised over $2.6M since our inception, investing our dollars in projects which are changing lives. Visit uwsn.org/wlc 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.

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Laurie Mann
Sr. Director, Marketing
United Way of Southern Nevada

Women’s Leadership Council Fall Suit Drive Collects 10,128 Professional Items

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