Roslyn, NY, March 24, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Long Island Women Receive New Outfits as They Prepare to Re-enter the Workforce and Gain Independence
The Junior League of Long Island (JLLI), a nonprofit organization of women volunteers, hosted its Third Annual First Step Program on Friday, March 19, and Sunday, March 21, at its Roslyn Village headquarters. Nearly 40 Long Island women who are transitioning back into the workforce received complimentary business outfits, including shoes and accessories.
Now in its third year, First Step helps Long Island women in transitional homes re-enter the work force by taking the "first step" in providing free professional clothing for interviews and beyond. Participants are referred from local social service agencies, shelters, and food pantries to attend the event. Junior League members personally assisted attendees with selecting appropriate clothing for their career. Transportation, lunch, manicures and child care were provided to all participants for the day at no cost.
“These women have overcome so many obstacles in their lives and are now at a point where they can enter the workforce and gain financial independence for themselves and their families. The Junior League’s First Step event acknowledges their accomplishments and helps them prepare for a new career by providing business-appropriate clothes for interviews and the first days on a new job,” said Deidra Maleno, President of The Junior League of Long Island. “First Step would not have been possible without the generosity of all those Long Islanders who donated clothing and accessories to help others in our community gain self-esteem and economic security.”
The Junior League of Long Island is always happy to accept new and gently-worn donations at our Thrift Shop located at 1395 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. Please visit www.jlli.org for Thrift Shop hours or deposit donations in the Thrift Shop’s 24-hour donation bin.
About the Junior League of Long Island:
The Junior League of Long Island is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Established in 1951, the Junior League of Long Island has over 300 members in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Headquartered in the Village of Roslyn, the Junior League of Long Island is affiliated with the Association of Junior Leagues International, an organization of 293 Leagues throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and England. The Junior League of Long Island is designated as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.
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