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Business Women's Association seeks donations of suits this week


JoAnn Ferguson

JoAnn Ferguson



Jan Swoope



The Columbus Anniversary Chapter of the American Business Women's Association is asking the community for donations of new or clean, gently-used suits and business jackets appropriate for job interviews. "Suits for Success" is a service to help future businesswomen rise to success, said ABWA member JoAnn Ferguson. 


The chapter's goal is to assist women in need of suitable attire for a first-time scheduled job interview.  


Suits and blazers may be dropped off at Denise Good's State Farm office, 118 Alabama St., in east Columbus, or at GNC in Leigh Mall on Highway 45 North through the end of May. Distribution, by appointment, will be at the former Accessory Corner site in Leigh Mall June 1-15, or while quantities last.  


"Women needing a suit can call 662-425-6523 or 662-327-1285 to make an appointment; leave your name, number and suit size," said Walker.  


The ABWA mission is to "bring together businesswomen of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking, support and national recognition."  


"We welcome suits or blazers in any size, that women could wear and feel good about themselves when going on a job interview," said Good, an ABWA member. "One of our primary functions is to help and encourage businesswomen. This is a women helping women gesture."


Jan Swoope is the Lifestyles Editor for The Commercial Dispatch.


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