Donate Work Duds To Job Seekers

Here’s a simple and practical way to help others:  donate your unused work duds to Oaklanders who need them for job interviews.

Just take a look in your closet for old work suits, shirts, skirts and office-appropriate accessories.  Clothes should be in relatively conservative styles, and in ready-to-wear condition.

It’s easy for Montclarions to help.  Wardrobe for Opportunity accepts clothing donations at Bank of the West (map):  Monday-Thursday from 9am-5pm; Friday from 9am-6pm; or Saturday from 9am-1pm.

Have a bit more time?

Wardrobe For Opportunity helps low-income people visiting their outlets in Oakland and Concord.  They welcome volunteers to assist these job seekers with personal shopping, as well as behind-the-scenes.

Another Oakland group, CEO Women, doesn’t need your clothing but would like volunteers too.  They help low-income, female immigrants set up their own businesses.

Founder Farhana Huq created CEO Women “to address the unique needs of immigrant and refugee women struggling to become self-sufficient, contributing members of society.”

Both Oakland non-profits are successful operations, and make a difference throught their grassroots efforts.  They welcome hands-on and financial assistance, so pay it forward.