In May, for the seventh consecutive year, Montreal employees donated professional clothing to the Women's Centre of Montreal for their "Dress for Success" event, aimed at promoting the economic independence of underprivileged women, men, and their families.
Through the participation of seven Montreal offices, employees hauled in a truckload of new and nearly-new skirts, pantsuits, shoes, jewellery and accessories as well as clothing for men. The professional attire will enable all those who benefit from them to make a good impression during employment interviews and to have the necessary confidence to succeed.
"This year was fantastic," said organizer Gweneth Thirlwell, Security Coordinator, General Construction. "In total, seven boxes and twelve bags of clothing were donated. We would like to thank each office organizer and everyone who donated so generously for their enthusiastic participation."
About the Women's Centre of Montreal
Working to improve the quality of life for women and their families, the Women's Centre of Montreal is a non-profit organization that offers educational and vocational training, information, counselling, and referral services. This year, the organization received over 50,000 requests for assistance.