Lawyers and support staff at Slater and Gordon Lawyers Melbourne office have dusted off their old suits and work clothing and donated it to help long-term disadvantaged women find work in 2011.
As part of a clothing drive for Fitted For Work, a not-for-profit organisation that helps long-term unemployed and disadvantaged women obtain work and achieve financial independence, Slater and Gordon lawyers across Victoria donated enough business attire to fully clothe more than 30 women.
A total of 29 suits, 83 tops, 40 shirts, 55 pants, 43 skirts and 23 pairs of shoes were donated to help Fitted for Work prepare women for job interviews and new employment opportunities through this year.
Slater and Gordon Melbourne manager Cath Evans said the lawyers and support staff were delighted to be able to help such a worthwhile cause.
“Buying all the corporate clothes you need for interviews and your first week at work can be incredibly expensive,” she said.
“It is even harder if you’re having challenges with finances, if you’ve been unemployed for a long time, or raising children, or you have been injured.
“We were very pleased to be able to help. It’s terrific to think that something so simple as donating our shirts and suits can make such a big difference in another woman’s life.”