United Way of Southern Nevada Announces the Women’s Leadership Council Suit Drive, Nov. 2

October 11, 2012 by  

United Way of Southern Nevada’s Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) will host its 5th Annual “Women’s Suit Drive” from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, November 2 at the NV Energy parking lot at 6226 W. Sahara Ave.

WLC is collecting new and gently-used suits and other business attire to assist women in need. The drive helps women prepare for career opportunities and gain confidence to succeed during an interview and in the workplace.

Donations will benefit United Way accredited agencies with back to work programs for women. The agencies include Goodwill Career Connections, HopeLink, S.A.F.E. House, Safe Nest, The Shade Tree, Women’s Development Center, and W.O.R.C. (Work Opportunities Readiness Center) of Help of Southern Nevada.

Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino will be hosting a public suit drive October 22 through November 1, providing an additional drop-off point location. Those who donate at the Miracle Mile Shops location will receive a Miracle Mile Shops coupon book with $2,000 in savings.

Several local companies are supporting this effort by hosting suit drives that are not open to the public including: Caesars Entertainment, Nathan Adelson Hospice, NV Energy, ScripNet, Senator Harry Reid’s office and 8 News NOW.

Last year’s drive collected more than 5,700 professional items including suits, dresses, shoes, handbags and jewelry. For more information about WLC and the suit drive, please visit or contact Lawrel K. Larsen at or 702-892-2319.

Twitter: @UWSN, @NVEnergy, @MiracleMileLV, #WLCSuitDrive

About the Women’s Leadership Council
The vision of the Women’s Leadership Council is to strengthen the social landscape by engaging women leaders to inspire others in taking action, creating long-lasting change in the community through education, access to healthcare and financial stability. This influential group, led by volunteer co-charwomen Cindy Brinker and Deb Mele-Blanchard, is forging the way to a better future through their fits of time, leadership and financial support. The intent is to bring local philanthropic women to the front lines to address the community’s most pressing needs.

About United Way of Southern Nevada
United Way of Southern Nevada works to build a healthier community and to advance the common good through a focus on Education, Health and Financial Stability, the building blocks of a good life. With an extensive network of donors, volunteers and community leaders, the United Way brings together the passion, expertise, and resources needed to affect positive change in our community. Together, person by person, the United Way’s collaborative power is building a more solid community fabric, connecting impassioned advocates who truly LIVE UNITED for a better southern Nevada. For more information on how to get involved, please visit

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