The New Start Boutique provides
free interview clothing and more! This program
gives a helping hand to those who are re-entering the job market. Appropriate
clothing is provided for the interview. Once clients
are employed, they can receive additional work clothes for the
rest of the work week free of charge. New Start Boutique also
providespersonal care products, accessories, interview tip sheets,
mini seminars featuring interview skills/ appearance and free
resumes for those who can not produce their own.
Last month I was referred to your New Start
Boutique program and want to thank you for the memorable experience.I
had worked in a machine shop for eight years leaving me with a wardrobe
of jeans and t-shirts. I had one outfit that I had been wearing to
interviews but its suitability was questionable. My career counselor
then referred me to the Community Clothes Closet. I was nervous about
the quality of the clothes; not to mention the shame of asking for
help. However, when I walked in the door I felt immediately welcomed.
Your staff/volunteers were friendly and treated me with respect.
I was given a personal shopper and advised on the programs benefits.
Not only was I able to gain a magnificent suit for work but was treated
like a queen for a day in an atmosphere that felt more like a boutique
than a charity. You gave me the confidence to ace my next
job interview and I can say I’m now proud fully employed again!
I can’t say how much I appreciate your program. I
thank you, your staff and all the sponsors who made this possible