Lisle

Convention & Visitors Bureau

NEWS RELEASE

925 Burlington Avenue, Lisle, IL 60532 – Phone: 630-769-1000 – Fax: 630-769-1006 

Contact: Katie Palombit, Bureau Services Coordinator

Lisle Convention & Visitors Bureau

Phone: 800-733-9811

www.StayInLisle.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Lisle Convention & Visitors Bureau Helps Local Women Dress for Job Interviews

Woman’s Business Attire Clothing Drive

The Lisle Convention & Visitors Bureau is partnering with Poised For Success and holding a woman’s business clothing drive to help promote economic self-sufficiency in women. This initiative is a collection of suits and other professional attire to help disadvantage women make a first impression at interviews and land jobs that change their lives. Poised For Success serves women in Chicago and the western suburbs including Lisle.

“It may seem obvious but the right set of clothes can make or break a job interview,” says Lisle CVB Executive Director Diane Homolka. “However, many disadvantaged women just don’t have the means to go out and buy business clothes when they are unemployed. That’s why initiatives like Poised for Success are so important.”

When preparing your clothing donations, please keep in mind that we are providing clothing for women to wear on a job interview and to wear to work. All clothing donations should be current style or timeless design and either new, like new or gently used, cleaned, pressed and ready for women to wear out the door.

Some immediate needs are:

  • Suits
  • Pants
  • Blazers
  • Blouses
  • Skirts
  • Shoes
  • Scarves
  • Jewelry
  • Winter Coats
  • Winter Scarves & Gloves
  • Winter Boots
  • Purses & Totes
  • Hangers

Starting on Wednesday, October 1, Lisle Convention & Visitors Bureau will kick off a three month clothing drive. A designated collection box will be at their office location- Lisle Village Hall lobby, 925 Burlington Avenue, 9-5 Monday-Friday. Members of the community can drop off their donations through December 31st. The Lisle CVB will take all donations to Poised for Success, 312 S. Westmore/Meyers Rd., Lombard.

For more information, contact Katie Palombit, Lisle CVB Bureau Services Coordinator 630.769.1000 or email palombit@stayinlisle.com.