LIVINGSTON, NJ — As part of a local professional clothing donation drive, 23 boxes of new and gently used work-appropriate clothing were recently donated to the National Council for Jewish Women (NCJW)/Essex Career Closet, located in Livingston.

“The Career Closet outfits nearly 200 women each year with work-appropriate clothing," said Livingston resident Sue Wasserman, NCJW/Essex Director of Community Services. "NCJW/Essex volunteers act as personal shoppers to help our clients feel confident and ready when they return to work.”

The Career Closet is a project of the Linda & Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center for Women. The center helps women in transition return to work by offering one-on-one job counseling, computer classes, self-esteem and job readiness programs as well as financial and legal workshops.

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Pictured above (left to right) are the co-chairs of the Career Closet with the organizers of the drive: Barbara Hauser (NCJW/Essex), organizers Shad Ronayne and Dee Kersey, Beverly Trust (NCJW/Essex) and Isabel Margolin (NCJW/Essex).

Appointments at the NCJW/Essex Career Closet are by agency referral only. To donate clothing or to volunteer at the Career Closet, visit or call (973) 994-4994.