CHARLOTTE – April 2, 2012 – Jacob’s Ladder Job Center, Inc. (JLJC) is calling on the community to spring clean their closets and donate items for its ‘Plus-Size Clothing Drive’ in April.
The month-long drive will run April 1-30, 2012 to support the two JLJC’s ‘A Perfect Fit’ boutiques. Donated items may be dropped off Mondays through Fridays between 9:30AM-4:00PM at either location: JLJC-Plaza (2304 The Plaza, Charlotte, N.C. 28205) and JLJC-West (located at the Center for Employment Services at 2201 Caronia Street, Charlotte, N.C. 28208). For questions, contact JLJC at 704-332-5822.
The following new and gently used men’s and women’s professional clothing items (all sizes, but especially ‘plus-size’) and accessories are needed:
- Clothing: business suits, slacks, skirts, jackets, blouses, khakis
- Accessories: shoes, belts, jewelry, purses, briefcases
“One of the ways we help prepare our clients for the workforce is to provide professional attire through our ‘A Perfect Fit’ boutiques so they can make a good first impression and succeed in their job search and first days of employment,” says Denise Moses, volunteer coordinator and program assistant at JLJC. “We urge the community to do some spring cleaning and donate any professional clothing they no longer need to JLJC. While we always need clothing in all sizes, we want to build up our inventory of ‘plus-size’ attire to meet the needs of some of our clients.”
About Jacob’s Ladder Job Center
Jacob’s Ladder Job Center, Inc. (JLJC) is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit, which helps unemployed and underemployed people find and keep living wage jobs. It is the only non-profit organization that provides a daily, month-long job readiness program in the Charlotte community. A member of the N.C. Center for Nonprofits, Jacob’s Ladder was founded in 1998 as a compassionate response to the Welfare-to-Work movement and to chronic unemployment in Charlotte’s low wealth communities. For more information, visit www.jacobsladdercharlotte.org or call 704-332-5822.
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Cay’me Jones – Jacob’s Ladder Job Center, Inc. – 704-714-4051, ext. 1001