Suited for Success Donations
Recently, the YWCA Madison has been involved in extensive strategic planning and program analysis. We have identified three areas of skill and expertise in which we have the largest positive impact on our community. These are:
During this process, we also examined the programs within each of these areas to assess their financial viability and the clarity of quality of outcomes. As a result, we identified that the Suited for Success Boutique, although valuable, does not adequately meet our financial and outcome expectations. We have made the difficult, but necessary, decision to close the Suited for Success Boutique and focus our financial and other resources in our strongest programs. Suited for Success will cease operations at the YWCA on Dec. 19, 2013. The Community Action Coalition for South Central Wisconsin, Inc. (CAC) at 1717 N. Stoughton Rd. will be taking over operations of the boutique in 2014. If you or someone you know is in need of clothing, please direct them to CAC or please call or search The Madison United Way 211 help line. Clothing donations may also be directed to CAC. Our sincere thanks goes out to all the donors, volunteers and partner organizations that have made these programs successful.
Donations Accepted (until December 15th)
Donations to the Suited for Success Boutique are accepted: Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the YWCA Empowerment Center except the second Tuesday of each month from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. when the Empowerment Center is closed.
The clothing in the Boutique is professional work attire. For example, clothes one might wear on an interview or to a professional job. Although you can donate any type of clothing, only professional clothing will available in the Boutique. Non-professional clothing will be distributed to YWCA residents and clients or used for fundraising for YWCA programs. Appreciated items are:
The greatest demand for clothing is in sizes 16 and up. We currently have an abundance of clothing in sizes 2-14. Please direct your donations in these sizes to the Community Action Coalition's free clothing center (246-4730).
We appreciate it if clothing is left on hangers or delivered in another container that does not need to be returned to the donor.
Thank you for supporting the Suited for Success Boutique.
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