During this year’s Women’s Leadership Council Spring Symposium, we asked attendees to bring business casual and professional business attire. Modeled after our speaker, Dana Spinola’s non-profit arm - “free fab’rik” we made plans to host a shopping spree for women in need! Thank you to all the women that came to this year’s Spring Symposium and donated your business casual and business professional attire. The generosity of each of you, far exceeded any expectations we had! We had over 80+ gallons of clothing donated to go towards giving women in our community the opportunity to dress for success!
The women who attended our Shopping Spree were referred from our Community Partners. They may live in transitional housing, the domestic violence shelter, or be in a program to help them gain financial independence, but they are all working to build a better future for themselves and their families. On Tuesday, June 11th, women from several of our United Way Community Partners including: The Salvation Army and The Northwest Georgia Family Crisis Center shopped during our Women United Shopping Spree! These women had the unique opportunity to pick out several outfits that they could wear to their jobs or job interviews, providing them with attire to dress for success.
Several Women United Members volunteered to help sort clothes and organize racks while also providing a meaningful experience to our shoppers. The impact that the Women United Shopping Spree had on the participants and volunteers will be long remembered.
“I just never thought I would be in this position. I never thought I would be homeless and need something as basic as clothes,” stated one of the ladies from the Crisis Center.
Thank you so much for your overwhelming support in your donations along with those who volunteered at our shopping spree! Your spirit of giving is helping make a true difference in the lives of those in our community.