Friday, May 7, 2010

Help other women make a new start

Posted By on Fri, May 7, 2010 at 3:24 PM

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El Paso County is looking for volunteers and gently used professional clothing for women for its upcoming event, Women Helping Women.

The one-day event will take place on Friday, May 14, from 8 a.m. to noon at 2330 Robinson St. (Community Partnership for Child Development).

Women who come to the event will be treated to hair and make-up pampering, as well as free professional clothing, in an effort to help them find jobs.

Here's the rest of the information:

Volunteers and Donations Needed to Support Job Seeking Women in El Paso County

May 7, 2010 — Women in El Paso County are helping less fortunate women in our community prepare for employment interviews and maintain jobs once employed in a one day event called Women Helping Women. The women receiving assistance are either transitioning off cash assistance from the Department of Human Services or have recently joined the workforce.

Make-up artists and hair stylists will be on hand to make sure the women look and feel their best. Through donations from community organizations, each woman is able to select from an array of gently used professional clothing for their new or current job prospects. A number of prospective employers, ready to hire, will be at the event as well as community partners who will educate women on various resources and provide tips on making a positive impression to employers. Goodwill Industries is even donating a brand new computer as a door prize.

Volunteers are needed for the day of the event and donations of gently used professional clothing are also still being accepted. To volunteer or donate please contact Denni Penilla at dennipenilla@elpasoco.com or 444-8140.

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