Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Paralegal Coordinates Career Closet

Indiana paralegal Sherry Myers has a successful career, but in her spare time volunteers at her church's clothing closet to help low income individuals get started on their own careers.

The News Sentinel's feature story about Myers is a great example of a paralegal giving back to her community and helping others succeed in the tough economy.

Myers, a paralegal, coordinates the Career Closet, along with director Marcia Holmes. Together with a team of volunteers from their church in northwestern Allen County, they strive to provide office wear to low-income people.

“We try to give two nice interview outfits and some casual office coordinates,” says Myers.

From clothing donations offered by people in the church and community, clients may choose components for an entire ensemble: scarves, makeup, jewelry, ties, belts, shoes.

“We try to offer neutral colors that are not flashy,” says Myers.

A number of paralegal associations have undertaken the collection of career clothing to donate to local clothing closets and Dress for Success.

Most of us have office-appropriate clothing that we no longer wear pushed in the back of our closets. Donating it to an organization that works with people trying to get back in the workforce is a great personal or association project.

Related Post: Paralegal Donates Business Wardrobe via Craiglist

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