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Career Closet Community Open House

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The Junior League of Elizabeth-Plainfield’s signature project, Career Closet, will be hosting a community Open House on Friday, October 7, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET at their location in Cranford at 110 Walnut Street, 2nd floor. This is an opportunity for the public, social service agencies, high school counselors, community partners, and any community service projects serving women to learn about the Career Closet.

The Career Closet is the signature project of the Junior League of Elizabeth- Plainfield (JLEP). Since 2001 they have provided career dressing services to low-income women at no charge. Each year Career Closet dresses over 100 women.

Women from Union and neighboring counties are referred by community agencies and other non-profits. By providing professional clothing and interviewing skills, the JLEP hopes to increase the self-confidence, self-esteem, and ultimately, the self-sufficiency of women who are struggling financially or receiving public assistance.

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Each client referred to the program meets one-on-one with a trained JLEP volunteer at an appointed time. Together, the client and volunteer select, from the Career Closet inventory, appropriate business attire for interviewing purposes. The client is suited from head to toe, including accessories and shoes.

While some of the Career Closet’s offerings are purchased by JLEP, most are donated by League members and other individuals throughout Union and neighboring counties. The Career Closet also receives clothing directly from retailers and manufacturers and accepts cash donations from corporations, foundations, and individuals.

The Career Closet encourages concerned individuals to consider donating gently used career clothing, shoes, and accessories. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. For additional information, please contact us at careercloset@jlepnj.org, (908) 709-1177 or through our website www.jlepnj.org.

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