Now’s a great time to dig deep into your closets and drawers and pull out the handbags you haven’t been using. Someone needs them. She’s a job seeker who wants to make a great impression in an interview but can’t afford a business-appropriate purse.
Career Closet of San Jose, which equips as many as 40 job-seekers each week, is in desperate need of business handbags in good, great and excellent condition. This non-profit helps domestic violence victims, at-risk youth, recovering addicts and displaced homemakers enter or reenter the workforce.
Career Closet is one of my favorite causes because I’ve seen the good work they do and how dedicated their volunteers are to serving each client with dignity and kindness. And they’re the perfect recipient of work clothing and accessories.
If you live in the Bay Area, you can drop off your purses at locations in San Jose or Foster City. If you’re based elsewhere, box up your bags and mail them to the San Jose site.
The next question to ponder: What will you do with all that extra room in your closet?