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The Styles to Shine Closet – TWCA Girls First Program

One of the initiatives by the Junior League (DIAD) Committee is working on this month is the launch of The Styles To Shine Closet, part of the YWCA Girls First Program, which is geared towards girls aged 14-16. This program gives them job skills and helps them prepare for the job force by helping them with internships and after school jobs.

The Junior League of Seattle is helping them build the boutique with paint and mirrors and clothing racks, but we also need the items to fill the boutique! This is where you can get involved.

We are collecting work appropriate outfits and/or professional accessories for the Styles to Shine Closet.  Please see the list below of the items that are needed! Our goal is to have enough clothes for the girls have a true “Shopping” experience when the Boutique opens in May! So clean out your closets, go shopping, and encourage your co-workers to donate to this great local initiative to prepare young girls for the work force! I thought you might use this opportunity to do some spring cleaning and donate to a wonderful cause. Remember your first job interview? Most likely you had someone from your home to take you shopping for a new outfit or even help you select from your wardrobe and teach you how to dress appropriately. Perhaps your friend loaned you a leather portfolio or bag so your resume copies didn’t get wrinkled. These girls might not have that support at home, but their they’re getting it through Styles to Shine. Your donations will make it possible.

I will collect the items at home & work, or make arrangements to pick them up from you. We are also doing a couple of drop off locations. If you are interested in donating, email me and I’ll send you the drop-off information. We will even take care of the dry cleaning so you don’t have to do that! The collection dates are throughout the month of April. Thank you so much for your consideration- this is one of those times where your donation will make a big impact on a young woman’s life.

(JLS members can get shift credit- see DC for more details)!

Clothing Donation Suggestions:

  • Youthful, work-appropriate clothing and accessories in ALL sizes (including petite + plus size):
  • Button-down shirts Tops/blouses
  • Cardigans
  • Skirts
  • Blazers
  • cardigans
  • Pants
  • Trousers
  • Shoes (sizes 5.5-12)
  • Accessories:
  • Portfolios Shoulder/handbags
  • Jewelry
  • Pantyhose

Thank you so much for thinking of us and these young women.

We are taking collections at the office through April 30th. Bins and Racks will be set up in the next few days. The contacts for this project are Kim Aber, DIAD Member, kimberlyaber@gmail.com, KJ Johnson, DIAD member, kellyannaj@gmail.com , and Farrah Zemke, farrahmotley@hotmail.com

Donors who want credit should inform us of their donations by signing up for the shifts posted below.  If they decide to drop off their donations at the JLS office instead of during a shift, they still need to sign up on one of the shifts but inform us that their donation is at the JLS office and properly bagged/labeled so we know who to assign credit to once their donation is approved.

Sat Apr 14th 2012 10:00am-2:00pm DIAD: YWCA: Styles to Shine Clothing Drive (Donor Drop off)
Tue Apr 17th 2012 5:30am-6:30pm DIAD: YWCA: Styles to Shine Clothing Drive (Donor Drop off)
Wed Apr 25th 2012 6:00pm-8:00pm DIAD: YWCA: Styles to Shine Clothing Drive (Donor Drop off)

Mother’s Day Baskets – Please donate!

CALLING ALL MEMBERS TO DONATE ITEMS FOR THE MOTHER’S DAY PROJECT!

The Mother’s Day Project is a provisional project that assembles and delivers a bag of goodies to women in shelters throughout the Seattle area. Our goal is to assemble 800 bags this year, with 10-12 items per bag. We would appreciate it if you could donate the following items:

  • Deodorant (travel size)
  • Fun items such as perfume samples
  • Razors
  • Nail polish
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Combs
  • Make-up
  • Hair scrunchies/bands

Please keep in mind that due to the bags’ size restrictions, these items should be sample or travel size.  How You Can Help:  Bring the above items to the April GM for collection. You may also drop off the items at the JLS Office.

JLS Contact: Hallie Desautel: 425-770-5824 or hdilloway@gmail.com

Premier Event Updates – Donate to our Raise the Paddle Drive

RAISE THE PADDLE

Since 1923, the Junior League of Seattle has been making an important impact in the Seattle community. The Junior League of Seattle successfully meets the emerging needs of the community by initiating critically important programs and providing trained volunteers to manage them. Your donation to Raise The Paddle will help support the Junior League of Seattle and its community projects in many significant ways, for example:

  •  Provide weekly art projects for children suffering from severe mental and personality disorders and clinical depression through the Healthy Futures Art Project.
  •  Develop critical thinking, build communication skills and inspire creativity through interaction with original works of art through The Northwest Art Project.
  • Mentor teen girls in foster care during a monthly fun yet educational activity through the League’s partnership with Treehouse.
  • Empower our youth to make healthy lifestyle choices through Kids in the Kitchen.

Please Raise Your Paddle high in the air on February 25th to help JLS continue to provide exemplary programs for our community. If you are not able to attend but would like to support the Junior League of Seattle’s community programs, you may donate here.

Monies raised through the 2012 “Raise the Paddle” will be used for the Junior League of Seattle’s community programs/projects, and will be designated between the programs/projects at its discretion.

To donate, visit our Raise the Paddle page on our website, and select Raise the Paddle 2011-2012.

It is through the support of our League members and our community that enables the League to continue its great work in the community. (All donations to Raise the Paddle are 100% tax deductible!)

A VINTAGE AFFAIR IS SOLD OUT!

Because of this, we have a wait list with people eager to go and support the Junior League. If you have already bought a ticket and can no longer attend the event on February 25th, please email auction@jrleagueseattle.org ASAP to start the refund process. If you would like to be added to the wait list please email auction@jrleagueseattle.org as well!

PREMIER EVENT AFTER PARTY TICEKTS ARE ON SALE!

Didn’t get A Vintage Affair tickets? Come join the party at the Four Seasons Seattle! The Casablanca After Party will be continuing the evening of glamour. All League friends are welcome! Purchase tickets here. Questions? Email Tina Quinn at quinn.tina@gmail.com