Re-gifting to help someone land or keep a job

Career Wardrobe helps job seekers afford professional clothing for interviews or work. The group is asking that you donate that unwanted clothing gifts.

Career Wardrobe (WHYY file)

Career Wardrobe (WHYY file)

Wondering what to do with that shirt or sweater that just isn’t you? A local charity is looking for people to re-gift clothing they didn’t like from the holidays.

Treacy Henry Career Wardrobe says the group came up with the idea when people started talking about gifts they received that just aren’t right for them.

“For all those individuals who got a sweater that didn’t fit or a shirt that wasn’t the right size to regift those presents to Career Wardrobe,” she said.

Career Wardrobe (WHYY file)

The group is seeking clothes appropriate for an office, but Henry says in today’s business settings, almost everything is acceptable

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“What we are looking for is the clothing that would be appropriate for professional work wear, but that really includes everything from a shirt and tie to leather goods, belts, pocketbooks, shoes blazers, sweaters,” she said.

Henry says they also take gently-used items to help people who are starting out in careers.

“Uniforms scrubs, chef’s clothes, if you can think of a job and someone needs that to wear to the job,
we take those things,” she said.

There are three locations to drop off the clothes in Philadelphia and suburbs.

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