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Sylene Partners With Suited for Change: Donate Professional Clothing To Help Low-income Women

Sylene of Washington is partnering with Suited for Change to fit women in their program with new bras. Suited for Change, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit which provides professional clothing and ongoing career and life skills education to low-income women to increase their employment and job retention potential and to contribute to their economic independence. Their services are available at no charge and by referral only to low-income women who have completed job readiness programs and are seeking employment.

Appearance is important, especially when interviewing for a job, as potential employers assess a candidate’s appearance, self-confidence and ability to present themselves within the first 60 seconds of an interview. Sylene believes that proper undergarments help women look their best, inspire confidence, and are the foundation of any wardrobe. Since opening 34 years ago, Sylene of Washington has been dedicated to helping women in the greater Washington community.

Additionally, Sylene has volunteered to serve as a drop-off location for Suited for Change over Mother’s Day weekend, May 7th through May 9th. Women in the Chevy Chase area who would like to donate clothing should keep in mind that all donations of professional attire and accessories must be interview-ready, meaning they can immediately be worn on a job interview when donated. All donations of professional clothing and accessories must be in excellent condition, in current style, in current season, and clean. Professional clothing such as suits, blazers, dresses, slacks, skirts, blouses and coats must be on hangers. Suited for Change also accept: shoes, boots, purses, briefcases, jewelry, scarves, cosmetic bags, new toiletries, and unused hosiery.

In return for your generosity, Sylene will give each donor 10% off your purchase.

Drop off Information:

Friday, May 7th 10am – 6pm
Saturday, May 8th, 10am – 6pm
Sunday, May 9th, 12pm – 6pm


Sylene of Washington
4407 South Park Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
(301) 654-4200

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