INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Boone County Commissioners and the Boone County Economic Development Corporation, in partnership with Dress for Indianapolis Success (DFSI)are organizing a clothing donation campaign from August 5 to 15.
DFSI empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a support network, professional attire, and the development tools needed to thrive in their professional and personal lives.
“Dress for Success Indianapolis has a long history of serving women in Marion County, and we are thrilled to partner with them as they work to establish a presence in Boone County,” said the commissioner’s chair. of Boone County, Jeff Wolfe. “The clothing drive is a first step in what we hope will become a long-term partnership that can have a positive impact on the people of Boone County.”
“Women make up a significant percentage of the workforce,” said Sarah Ford, talent development manager at Boone EDC. “It’s important that women have the resources they need to be successful, including a great interview outfit and appropriate attire for the workplace.”
Donations can be dropped off at the Boone EDC office, located at 2030 Indianapolis Ave, Lebanon, IN 46052 or at the Boone County Office Building at 116 W Washington Street in Lebanon during business hours. For after-hours drop-off, the Boone EDC will have a container on the porch for items.
The most needed items include:
Professional and business casual wear (increased need for sizes 18 to 36)
Business dress and casual shoes size 7 and up
Stylish, trendy and youthful colored outfit (size 6+)
Jeans (all sizes)
Tennis shoes (sizes 7 and up)
White collar shirts (size 6+)
Steel Toe Boots (Size 8+)
Scrubs/lab coats (all sizes but popular colors are white and black coats)
Items must be in good used condition and washed. Items for women only.