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Small Ways to Help Big/ H.O.W
"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait another moment before starting to improve the world."~Anne Frank
Have a suit or tie that you don't wear anymore? Maybe some dress shoes or a winter coat that can be worn over a dress? Consider donating them so someone will have the right clothing to wear for an interview. Please check Dress for Success. They provide an interview outfit for women who can't afford to purchase their own. They will even accessorize it as long as they have the accessories! The goal is to provide them with a "head-to-toe" outfit. In addition, if they are able, they will also help them to put together a few mix-and-match pieces to begin their jobs with! There are many places out there that do this but they do rely on our donations. If you have gently worn, professional clothing, shoes and costume jewlery, please consider one of these programs.
"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does."~William James
If you really want to help someone, look for organizations like Helping Hands for Single Moms. They provide job training, a stipend, AAA, haircuts, counseling and so much more. Their idea is to help these women so that they can be independent. They are encouraged to take classes or training. There are stipends available while they are studying and there are grants for books and classes. They also help with daycare. With programs like this, there is no reason for a single mom not to be able to get to work. Not to be redundant but the only way these programs can exist is with our donations and/or time.You can donate or volunteer at any number of shelters
Help a girl go to Prom
Another program that I really like is: Donate my Dress. Every girl should be able to attend her Prom, Winter Formal or Turn About. Whatever its called, no one should be left out because she doesn't have a dress to wear! Conversely, just think how good it would feel for a girl who has always been able to have a new prom dress, to share her good fortune! Let's teach our kids to share.
"Unless someone you like cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."~Dr. Seuss