Dressbarn is teaming up with the non-profit organization Dress for Success to gather more than 60,000 articles of clothing, as part of its S.O.S. – Send One Suit event, it was recently announced.
The weekend donation drive is planned for Mar. 1-4 at the Lake Elsinore Outlets located at 17600 Collier Ave., in Lake Elsinore.
This year’s clothing drive marks the 10th consecutive year dressbarn and Dress for Success have partnered to help women in need receive professional business attire.
All 825 dressbarn stores across the country, including dressbarn at the Lake Elsinore Outlets in Lake Elsinore, will serve as drop-off sites for new or gently used professional attire including suits, dress shirts, blazers, pants, dresses and shoes that will be used to benefit women seeking to transition into the workforce.
Since the inception of the ‘Send One Suit’ campaign 10 years ago, dressbarn has helped more than 125,000 women across the country with donations.
More than 51,000 professional items of clothing were collected during last year’s ‘Send One Suit’ donation drive.
This year, dressbarn would like to collect more than 60,000 pieces of professional attire; a pace of 15,000 items each day.
All of the collected professional items will be given to the international non-profit organization, Dress for Success, which will then distribute the articles nationwide to women looking to gain a job or trying to re-enter the workforce.
“Our corporate fabric is tightly woven by our philanthropic efforts,” said Vivian Behrens, EVP and chief marketing officer at dressbarn, in a released statement, “and S.O.S. – Send One Suit – weekend is an exemplary piece of that ensemble, brightening the lives of women everywhere.”
All 825 dressbarn stores will offer donors an additional 15 percent total purchase savings in gratitude for their generosity.
To learn more about the dressbarn located at Lake Elsinore Outlets in Lake Elsinore, call the store directly at 951-245-2276.