Community Service

It has been a long held tradition of the Metropolitan Detroit Chapter and its members to give back to the communities in which they work and live; as well as communities outside of Michigan that have been devastated by natural disasters. Charitable works include many children’s charities, domestic abuse shelters, Special Olympics, helping the families of troops serving in the military, and to victims of natural disasters.

 

2015 - The Career Dress Boutique at Lighthouse of Oakland County

The Career Dress Boutique at Lighthouse of Oakland County is committed to promoting the economic independence of low/moderate income women in Southeast Michigan by providing professional attire for women seeking active employment.

ALA Metro-Detroit is collecting clothing and donations at our September 15 Member Meeting at Eddie Merlot’s. The average age Career Dress is outfitting is 18-24. All donated clothing MUST be “Interview Ready” (on hangers, cleaned, pressed, free of stains/tears and no older than five years). For more information please contact Debbie Hoffecker at dhoffecker@kohp.com or visit the organization’s website at https://www.lighthouseoakland.org.

They very much appreciate:

  • Matching pant suits
  • Solid color shells or tanks
  • Blouses
  • Jackets
  • Slacks
  • Purses
  • Jewelry
  • Closed-toe shoes

They will not accept the following:

  • Sandals or casual shoes
  • Denim
  • Sweaters

Note: They also provide appropriate clothing for a variety of industries, including scrubs for the medical fields, uniforms for restaurant workers, work boots, etc.

More About The Career Dress Boutique

Since 2002, Career Dress has served over 3,700 women actively seeking employment. The Career Dress Boutique is completely self-funded, and operated by a staff of 6 dedicated volunteers.

Career Dress assists clients by referral only, and women must have a job interview scheduled or be in a job-training program before receiving clothing. Our clients come to us from over 40 different agencies, including State of Michigan Welfare-to Work programs, Michigan Rehabilitation Services, Department of Human Services, Homeless, Domestic Abuse, and Drug Rehabilitation facilities.

On the initial visit, women are fitted with new undergarments. They are then given one complete interview outfit along with accessories, appropriate for the industry in which they are interviewing. When a job is secured, women come back to Career Dress for two additional outfits that can be mixed and matched to make several outfits, providing them with the foundation for a professional wardrobe. (Note: We also provide appropriate clothing for a variety of industries, including scrubs for the medical fields, uniforms for restaurant workers, work boots, etc.).

Career Dress relies on the financial contributions, donations, and volunteer efforts of individuals and companies in Southeast Michigan who are committed to helping women take charge of their lives. Our goal is to help women feel more confident when they go on an interview or start their first day on the job. We are dedicated to helping as many women as possible make a positive change in their lives.

Career Dress Lighthouse of Oakland County
46156 Woodward Avenue
Pontiac, Michigan
248-920-6060 x2237