Good Deeds 2012 Week 9: Dress For Success


Good Deed: Donated a handbag to Dress For Success

Last night I went to the Sassy Moms in the City Go Red event and it gave me the opportunity to do a good deed. Win/win, right?!?! They asked guests to bring handbags or shoes to donate to Dress For Success. I did a mass overhaul of my purses and dress shoes last spring when I had to merge my closet with Matt's and move W into the guest room. It was painful, but forced me to get rid of a ton of old purses and shoes. (Read: a few boxes full of shoes and purses.)

So, since I just cleaned house, I wasn't sure what I'd be able to part with. I was confident that I had kept only purses and dress shoes that I actually used. Except for a purse that I bought years ago at a Brooks Brothers outlet store and have used maybe five times. Brooks Brothers is basically a place that people go to dress for success, right? So, I passed the purse on to someone who needs it. (Lesson learned: When you think you've spring cleaned, there is always one more thing that can go!)

The mission of Dress for Success is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.  
What was your good deed this week? Link it up or leave a comment.

Note: I am in no way affiliated with Dress For Success, nor was I compensated for this post. All information was found on their website: www.dressforsuccess.org


Matt Hanneman said...

I bought a Streetwise. You inspired me!

Houseful Of Nicholes said...

My good deed of the week was donating a little bit more of my time to my son's school. If he can look back and say that school was a joy because of things that were available to him, I'll be happy.

Lisa Noel said...

I couldn't find a single pair of professional looking shoes or a purse...maybe that should be some sort of sign for me :)

Lisa said...

I am the BoxTop and Cambell's Label coordinator, so every week I trim labels and boxtops and get them ready to be sent in. I just sent in 2 packages yesterday to them!

Paula said...

I totally forgot the pair of shoes I intended to donate.

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