Today I went to see the amazing organisation Smart Works, they provide high quality interview clothes, styling advice and interview training to out-of-work women on low incomes. Smart Works helps them to feel confident, look fabulous, succeed at their job interview and move on with their life.
I popped to the offices in Reading to train the wonderful volunteers on Personal Branding, The Impact of Colour, Style personalities and How to dress the Body shape. These will be additonal skills that the volunteers can use when working with their clients.
I can honestly with my hand on my heart say this is a truly wonderful organisation providing a service that is so badly needed to give ladies the confidence and clothes for that everso important interview. For many of the ladies who visit this organisation it is the step to a better life for themselves and their families.
The clothes are set out in organised rows, in size & item order so you can very easily both see and select the perfect outfit. There is a team of dressing volunteers who dress the clients and who make sure the right outfit is put together for both the client and the job interview they are attending.
To complete the outfit the organsation also provide handbags, always required are a larger tote style bag which enables the client to pop in CV’s etc..
This really is a complete service where accessories and shoes are also provided.
I have to admit this area came as the most surprising to me, underwear, bra’s & knickers together with toiletries and make up. All beautifully stored and organised for every deserving client.
Whilst driving home I realised that we take our lives for granted, me included and that organisations like this are so important to so many ladies of all ages.
I WANT YOUR HELP……….please do take a look through your wardrobe and I know there will be an item or maybe items that you can donate to this brilliant organisation, it could be a top, it could be a skirt or a pair of trousers that your don’t wear anymore or also a necklace or handbag that you don’t use.
I am more than happy to collate these items and take to the organisation or you can send direct to the following;
Smart Works,94, Church street,Reading,Berkshire, RG1 4SJ. They also have offices in London, Manchester and Edinburgh
Lots of Love