August 18, 2009

Paying it Forward - Woman to Woman

I remember when I was fresh off from college and started looking for a job, I felt so lost and so insecure because I didn't have the right suit to wear during my interviews. I drool literally when I see other applicants wearing fancy corporate suits next to me, same time feeling a tinge of self-pity because I couldn't afford any of those. Looking good boosts self-esteem and confidence.

And why am I telling you these?

I know how it is to have nothing and there are LOTS of women out there now who are in the same shoe as I was. But the good news is, there is help! This is where you and I come in.

I'm proud to let you know that I've recently partnered with Charlotte Parents' Moms@Work event to help acquire donations for this years recipient: Dress for Success Charlotte. A cause aimed in helping underprivileged women in our country! The event will take place on Sept 17, 2009 at Westin Hotel Charlotte NC.

Moms @ Work is an annual event hosted by Parents Charlotte Magazine intended to bring working moms together to network and socialize. The Speaker this year is Wendy Sachs, former congressional press secretary and Emmy award-winning former producer at "Dateline NBC".

Dress for Success is an international non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of women located in 85 cities across the U.S., Canada, the U.K., the Netherlands and New Zealand.

This is what I'm accepting in their behalf:

Conservative jewelry such as necklaces, broaches, earrings (pierced and clip-on) and bracelets – no watches please. In addition, scarves in all colors and patterns– large enough to tie around neck – no wool please. Please put items separately in small zip top bags to avoid tangling and breakage.

This is your chance to make a difference. Your donations doesn't need to be new. Give from your heart and know that your little donation will go a long way.
You can donate IN HONOR OF YOUR MOTHER, YOUR SISTER, YOUR DAUGHTER OR YOURSELF. Who knows, one of these women receiving your donations could be related to you!

As a compliment to those who own businesses & wanting to donate, I'm giving you the option to include your business cards inside the zip bag along with your donations.

Be a part of this GOLDEN mission. Most women have a piece or two in their jewelry boxes that they never use. Pass it on to someone who can use it for all the right reasons.

To donate: Please email me at criska826 at gmail dot com so I can email you back the address where to send your donations. Then please link your blog or Store with Mr. Linky. DEADLINE for donations is Sept. 10, 2009.

Caution: Only legit people donating should link here. If you are caught cheating, this blog has a standing order to shoot first then delete after.

NOW THESE PEOPLE ARE AWESOME. They answered my call to donate without lifting an eyebrow as soon as they saw my post on the Etsy Forum which sadly was closed by Etsy Admin. WHATEVER.

All I know is that I have found kind-hearted fellow Etsyians WHO will DONATE to my drive:

Le Chat Rose , Earth Wind N Fire , GrandMa's Best kept Secrets , Peppers2 Creations , Boo Boo's Bowtique . YOU RAWK!

AND I ALSO KNOW that I'll get by with a little help from my bloggy friends...


  1. I will go through my things and see what I can come up with, Maricris. I have donated suits and business clothes to this great organization. Thank you.

  2. What a great organization and thing you are doing! Best of luck with it.

  3. What a wonderful organization and you are amazing for helping them!

    I'll go through my things and see what I have. Probably no professional clothes but I may have some costume jewelry that I very rarely use that I can donate.

  4. I will definitely have some items to donate. Thank you for posting this wonderful opportunity to help out and give back. Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. I'm in! Time to go through those drawers....hehe.


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