On May 24th The Extraordinary Women's Exchange (EWX) will be holding a clothing drive to benefit the “Boots to Suits” program run by the Junior League. We felt this philanthropic endeavor would be a perfect way for our EWX attendees, which I am a member, to give back.
Boots to Suits is a clothing voucher program for male and female Virginia veterans transitioning from military life to civilian careers. Above all, we are looking for items that are in good condition, what we like to call "gently used". Particularly for our veterans, we want to prepare them to make a great first impression when interviewing for or starting a new job. We are not going to dress them in a dated, out-of-style suit or tie. Dress shirts need to be crisp and without stains or "ring around the collar". Some male veterans do not want a suit but prefer dress pants and a nice shirt, so we welcome any quality men's item, even if it is not a suit and tie.
Our women veterans may be looking for a business suit, but may also be more interested in a blouse and skirt or pant. Again, "gently" used and current styles are the determining factors as to whether a donated item will end up going home with a veteran. A good question for a donor to ask before donating an item is "would I spend money to buy this item in its present condition?"
Please bring any items you have to donate to the office by May 15th, so I can take to “Real Conversations” at the Richmond Marriott Short Pump on the May 24th. The Junior League will be there to accept items and share information about their program. Receipts will be available if you drop off at the Marriott 4-6 pm.
Thank you in advance for your help!
Treehouse Realty VA will accept donations and pick up from offices. Just call us to pick up. You may also take them to the Marriott that day. A drop also can be at our office on Polo Parkway.
Wanda Fears, Treehouse Realty Va, a Long and Foster team
Call: 804-3271070 and leave a message for pickup! Or take to any Long and Foster office and have them call us for pick up. mobile 804 909-2777
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