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West Virginia organization to have used clothing sale

Published 11:39pm Saturday, March 10, 2012

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Dress for Success’s spring overstock sale will be 1-5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17 at First United Methodist Church, 1124 Fifth Ave., Huntington.

The overstock sale is an opportunity for Tri-State women to purchase casual and professional clothes as well as formal wear, accessories and shoes at very low prices.

All proceeds from the sale will go to providing professional attire, career development tools and a support network for women who work and live in the Tri-State, said Sarah Walling, Dress for Success board member and clothing sale chairwoman.

“Our seasonal clothing sales help us clean out our closets and make room in our boutique for interview-appropriate clothing in the sizes most needed by our clients,” Walling said.

Women who come to Dress for Success River Cities are in the process of transitioning into the workforce, many for the first time, with limited support and resources. Women are referred to Dress for Success River Cities for a fashionable interview outfit when they are ready to meet an employer.

After they acquire a job, they receive five days’ worth of work-appropriate clothing at no cost.

Through its career center, Dress for Success River Cities also offers free online training, one-on-one career guidance and job-search tools and skills.

The River Cities agency is the only Dress for Success affiliate in West Virginia and serves women in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky.

“Being a non-profit, fundraising is a huge part of how we continue to help the women of the tri- state. Our overstock sale is one of these fundraisers,” said Sonya Hall, Dress for Success River Cities’ executive director. “Every dollar raised locally stays local, which makes it possible to fulfill our mission.”

There is no admission cost for the sale.

For more information, visit www.dressforsuccess.org/rivercities.

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