woman’s future is hanging in your closet—and Career Wardrobe offers even more convenient ways to get your unwant-ed clothing out of the house and into the hands of women in need.
Career Wardrobe accepts both casual and professional women’s clothing including, separates (skirts, pants, blazers, blous-es),
matching business suits, shoes, accessories, pantyhose, coats, and formal wear. It is also in need of uniform items forwomen entering service or medical fields including scrubs, white blouses, solid bottoms, polo shirts, shoes and sneak-ers, steel-toed boots, and maternity wear. The organization also accepts new and unused beauty products and toiletries.Career Wardrobe accepts clothes for all seasons year-round. Donations should arrive ready to wear: clean, on hangers,with all buttons, working zippers, and no tears or stains. Items not used for client programs will be donated to other non-profit organizations or sold at The Wardrobe Boutique, a recycled clothing boutique benefitting Career Wardrobe’s pro-grams. Tax receipts are given upon request.
Drop Off Locations Across the Region
Donations may be dropped off at the Career Wardrobe office (12th and Chestnut) Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. or atWardrobe Boutique (19th and Spring Garden) during daily shopping hours.Partnerships with area businesses and nonprofit partners make giving to Career Wardrobe even easier. Susquehanna
Bank (1845 Walnut Street), The Residences at Dockside (717 S. Columbus Blvd.), and Boutique Wearhouse (5001 West Chester
Pike, Newtown Square, PA) allow drop-offs during daily regular business hours.Career Wardrobe also continues its monthly clothing drives at Falls Presbyterian Church in East Falls (2nd Wednesdayof each month from 6 - 8 p.m.) and Athertyn at Haverford Reserve on the Main Line, spon-sored by Pohlig Builders (2nd Tuesday of each month from 5 - 7 p.m.).Wash Cycle Laundry, an innovative local laundry service that offers bicycle pickup and
delivery, allows customers to regularly donate directly to Career Wardrobe during their laun-dry
pick up. Customers can place donated items into provided Career Wardrobe garmentnd/or accessories bags to be delivered toCareer Wardrobe offices.A partnership with Ready, Willing & Able, a transitional work and housing program for
formerly homeless and incarcerated men, allows Career Wardrobe to pick up donations direct-ly
from its partner business’ clothing drives.Items collected from all drop off locations will then be sorted as either interview- appro-priate attire for clients or fashions to be sold at The Wardrobe Boutique, where 100% of theproceeds benefit the organization.With unemployment reaching record highs in recent years, demand for The Career
Ward-robe’s service has risen. Last year, more than 5,000 women struggling to enter or reenter the
workforce after being downsized or unemployed turned to their safety net, Career Ward-robe, for resume review, professional clothing, and a caring hand to help them move for-ward.In order to keep pace with the rising demand for its services, in 2010 Career Wardroberelocated its client services offices to a new 5,000-square-foot facility. In September 2009,Career Wardrobe opened The Wardrobe Boutique, an upscale recycled clothing store locat-ed at 19th and Spring Garden Streets, Philadelphia, where all purchases benefit the non-profit.Career Wardrobe is the nation’s largest independent community-based nonprofit organi-zation that provides women in transition with free professional clothing to help them suc-cessfully find employment. Career Wardrobe’s mission is to empower women in transitionby providing programs, which inspire the confidence necessary toachieve self-sufficiencyand pursue a productive career. Since 1995, Career Wardrobe has empowered nearly 75,000women. For information, visit www.careerwardrobe.org.
Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival
The Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival is scheduled for
on the Old Pool Farm in Upper Salford Township (near Schwenksville),PA. For complete information about the Philadelphia Folk Festival andtickets, visit www.folkfest.org or call the Philadelphia Folk Festival officeat 800-556-FOLK.
Bar Associations Luncheons
The Bar Associations of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh and Montgomery
Counties and the Independence Chapter of the Association of Legaldministrators will present their 17th annual luncheon seminars for support staff and attorneys. The lunches will be held
at theChester County Bar Association,
at the Montgomery County Bar Association,
at the Delaware County Bar Association,
at the Lehigh County Bar Association and
at theBucks County Bar Association. The topic will be “Microsoft Word 2010– A Refresher,” presented by speaker Ellen Freedman, CLM, President of Freedman Consulting. The cost is $25 per person, which includes lunch
and is payable at the door to Independence Chapter, ALA. RSVP one week
in advance to Beth Collins, 610-265-7800, or firstname.lastname@example.org. The sponsor for this event is Alevistar Group.
Bobbie Carter FoundationDiabetes Games Night
The Bobbie Carter Foundation Diabetes Games Night will be held on Fri-day,
6 to 8:30 p.m. at Park Avenue Banquet Hall, 4942 Park-side Avenue. Join in on the fun with The Price Is Right, Diabetes Family Feud, and plenty of door prizes. Enjoy a buffet, and wine sampling for $5.To get your ticket, call Yanina Carter at 267-586-2268.
Author and Film Critic Introduces Screening of “The Right Stuff” at Bryn Mawr Film Institute
s part of a film series honoring acclaimed director and screenwriter Philip Kaufman, Bryn Mawr Film Institute is showing his 1983 hit “TheRight Stuff” on Tuesday,
at 7 p.m. Author and film criticnnette Insdorf, Ph.D. will introduce the screening and sign copies of her new book, “Contemporary Film Directors: Philip Kaufman” at at 6:30p.m. Tickets for the screening of The Right Stuff are $10 general admis-sion, $7 for seniors and students with ID, and $5 for Bryn Mawr FilmInstitute members. Advance tickets are available in person at the BoxOffice and online at BrynMawrFilm.org and MovieTickets.com.
5th Annual Taste of the Quarter
Mark your calendars for the fifth
annual Taste of the Quarter, sched-uled
from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. This signature
event benefits United Way programs
and services in Atlantic County.Guests will enjoy a festive evening in The Quarter sampling an interna-tional menu including appetizers, main courses, and delectable dessertsas well as tastings of premium wines, beers and cocktails. Music andDJ’s provided by WAYV 95.1 FM will provide the high-energysoundtrack to the celebration.
Taste of the Quarter tickets are $25
in advance and$30 the day of the event. Tickets can be purchased at
the IMAX BoxOffice, located on the
third floor of The Quarter, www.Tick
etmaster.com, via phone at 1-800-745-3000 or the United Way office.
All proceeds ben-efit the United Way of Atlantic County. Guests for Taste
of The Quarter must be 21 or older.
Enjoy a traditional Japanese tea ceremony in a beautiful, authentic set-ting. Drink a bowl of matcha (green tea) and taste a seasonal sweet.Choose a 1 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. seating on Sunday,
The costis $30 for non members and $25 for members. Reservations are re-
quired. For info and to register for either seating, visit www.shofuso.com.
Main Line 5K Run
The Main Line Chamber Foundation will once again sponsor the MainLine Run – a 5K race through that benefits scholarships for volunteer firefighters and EMTs – on Sunday,
The race begins at8:30 a.m. at the Main Line Chamber of Commerce, Strafford Avenue in
Wayne (just behind the Wayne Farmer’s Market) and travels down Lancaster
Avenue to North Wayne Avenue, winding through beautiful neighbor-
hoods to Eagle Road and back to the Chamber office campus. Individuals
can register for just $25 or enter a team of five for $125. Visit www.main-linerun.org to pre-register today!
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