SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO) – When you’re job hunting, the right outfit can boost your confidence. Thanks to a local clothing drive, many women will be dressed for success.
It’s delivery day at EmBe.
Two employees of Men and a Truck drop off the clothes collected during the Movers campaign for moms.
Donations inside these boxes will benefit Dress for success.
“Started collecting in March, finished donations last Wednesday, and spent the rest of the week sorting through and getting ready to give EmBe this gift,” said Two Men and a Truck Executive Director Angela Drake. .
Drake sorted the donations before packing them into the truck.
Now, EmBe volunteers will take the time to make sure these items reach women entering the workforce or pursuing a career.
“They’re going to sort it out and then go through what’s going to be in the store and what’s going to be back in storage and so we’re excited to see what’s there,” said executive director of women’s programming Megan Bartel. .
“It means so much that an organization like Two Men and a Truck does the work of collecting and sorting before bringing donations to us, it really helps our volunteer force to ensure that those donations are processed quickly and that those donations reach clients,” said Julia Price Lee, Client and Volunteer Coordinator.
Two Men and a Truck had a goal to collect 2,000 items, they exceeded it and got 23,000.
“Sioux Falls shows up, again and again, for great causes,” Drake said.
Donations that will help empower women in their next stage of life.
“Having community partners like this is everything, the fact that we can make the call and people show up and respond, it’s just phenomenal and it’s amazing how our community has come together to help support women in our area,” Bartel mentioned.
On May 25, EmBe will host an open house to show off its new space, including the Dress for Success Boutique and Professional Development Center. It will be downtown at 300 W. 11th Street from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.