ClothingWorks by Goodwill https://clothingworks.ca Job interview clothing for people in need. Wed, 09 Oct 2019 13:33:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.12 Donation Drive Tyner-Shorten Clothiers https://clothingworks.ca/donation-drive-tyner-shorten-clothiers/ Wed, 09 Oct 2019 13:33:08 +0000 https://clothingworks.ca/?p=13192 During the month of October, Tyner-Shorten Clothiers will be offering an “Old is New Again” promotion. They will ask their customers to bring in a...

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During the month of October, Tyner-Shorten Clothiers will be offering an “Old is New Again” promotion. They will ask their customers to bring in a cleaned, gently used suit and will provide a discount on a new suit. Tyner-Shorten Clothiers has been running this promotion annually for over 10 years with the goal to provide quality menswear to job seekers in our community.

Interested in making a similar impact in your Community?  Businesses and organizations interested in collecting donations for ClothingWorks can visit our Donation Drive page.

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ClothingWorks June Sale https://clothingworks.ca/clothingworks-june-sale/ https://clothingworks.ca/clothingworks-june-sale/#respond Mon, 27 May 2019 13:21:24 +0000 https://clothingworks.ca/?p=13148 Join us at the ClothingWorks Sale on Saturday, June 1 at the Goodwill Centre (main lobby) in London!  New and gently worn men’s and ladies...

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Join us at the ClothingWorks Sale on Saturday, June 1 at the Goodwill Centre (main lobby) in London!  New and gently worn men’s and ladies casual, formal, vintage & designer, accessories + all season will be available.  Speciality items are also available for purchase.  Help support our program! The ClothingWorks Sale is open to the public, so stop by and grab some amazing finds!

When?

Saturday, June 1:  9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Gently worn men’s and ladies casual, formal, vintage & designer, accessories + all season. Some new items too. Amazing deals to be had!

Where?

Goodwill Centre, 1st Floor (main lobby)
255 Horton Street
London, ON

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Pure-Health Wellness Centre Partners with ClothingWorks https://clothingworks.ca/pure-health-wellness-centre-donation-drive/ https://clothingworks.ca/pure-health-wellness-centre-donation-drive/#respond Mon, 06 May 2019 14:23:30 +0000 https://clothingworks.ca/?p=13141 Many thanks to Pure-Health Wellness Centre for organizing a ClothingWorks donation drive! You’ve touched the hearts of so many job seekers… and boosted their chances...

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Many thanks to Pure-Health Wellness Centre for organizing a ClothingWorks donation drive! You’ve touched the hearts of so many job seekers… and boosted their chances to land the job of their dreams. Thank you!!!

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Earth Week Donation Drive https://clothingworks.ca/earth-week-donation-drive-2019/ https://clothingworks.ca/earth-week-donation-drive-2019/#respond Sat, 20 Apr 2019 01:51:25 +0000 https://clothingworks.ca/?p=13137 With Earth Day fast approaching, Goodwill and ClothingWorks have partnered with Westmount Shopping Centre once again for a special Earth Week donation drive! On April 24-26,...

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With Earth Day fast approaching, Goodwill and ClothingWorks have partnered with Westmount Shopping Centre once again for a special Earth Week donation drive!

On April 24-26, 2019 stop by Westmount Shopping Centre to donate your gently used clothing, accessories and business attire.

Our team will be on hand daily from 11:00am-2:00pm to accept donations across from Zack’s. Donations can also be made after hours.  There will also be a donation box available on April 27-28.

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Lerners Partners with ClothingWorks https://clothingworks.ca/lerners-gives-back/ https://clothingworks.ca/lerners-gives-back/#respond Fri, 29 Mar 2019 15:42:49 +0000 https://clothingworks.ca/?p=13132 Thank you Lerners for your recent ClothingWorks Donation drive!  Thank you Melody Murison and team for your amazing support and contribution to local job seekers...

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Thank you Lerners for your recent ClothingWorks Donation drive!  Thank you Melody Murison and team for your amazing support and contribution to local job seekers in need!  All of the donations received will outfit job seekers who need a boost heading into an interview. Thank you!!

Interested in making a similar impact in your Community?  Businesses and organizations interested in collecting donations for ClothingWorks can visit our Donation Drive page.

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ClothingWorks now serves Strathroy-Caradoc and Middlesex County! https://clothingworks.ca/strathroy/ Fri, 01 Mar 2019 20:51:42 +0000 https://clothingworks.ca/?p=13121 To our friends in Strathroy, Ontario… thank you for welcoming ClothingWorks! We serve Strathroy-Cardoc and Middlesex County one day per week, by appointment, at the...

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To our friends in Strathroy, Ontario… thank you for welcoming ClothingWorks! We serve Strathroy-Cardoc and Middlesex County one day per week, by appointment, at the Strathroy Goodwill Community Store.

Would you like to support job seekers in need by donating job interview clothing, shoes, and accessories? You can donate at Goodwill in Strathroy, in the drive-thru… just mention that the donations are for ClothingWorks!
You can also drop off donations at our wonderful community partners!
Are you a community organization in Middlesex County that would like to refer job seekers to our program? Please contact us to walk through being set up as a referral partner.
 
Interested in volunteering? Also let us know. 🙂
 
Thanks for your continued support!

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Great-West Life Donation Drive https://clothingworks.ca/greatwest-life-donation-drive/ https://clothingworks.ca/greatwest-life-donation-drive/#respond Thu, 28 Feb 2019 22:16:13 +0000 https://clothingworks.ca/?p=13118 Major thanks to Great-West Life in London for coordinating ClothingWorks biggest donation drive yet!  4,200 articles of professional clothing… that will provide outfits for 900...

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Major thanks to Great-West Life in London for coordinating ClothingWorks biggest donation drive yet!  4,200 articles of professional clothing… that will provide outfits for 900 jobs seekers!  Women@London Life….  thank you for coordinating this special campaign, and showing your commitment to the community.  We can’t thank you enough!

Interested in making a similar impact in your Community?  Businesses and organizations interested in collecting donations for ClothingWorks can visit our Donation Drive page.

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Dillon Consulting Donation Drive https://clothingworks.ca/dillon-consulting-donation-drive/ https://clothingworks.ca/dillon-consulting-donation-drive/#respond Tue, 29 Jan 2019 15:42:17 +0000 http://clothingworks.ca/?p=13099 Thank you so much to Dillon Consulting who held a donation drive for ClothingWorks.  Their office dropped off a van load of professional clothing for our program,...

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Thank you so much to Dillon Consulting who held a donation drive for ClothingWorks.  Their office dropped off a van load of professional clothing for our program, along with $500 worth of new underwear, socks and nylons! All donations outfit London job seekers who need a boost. THANK YOU!

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! https://clothingworks.ca/happy-holidays/ https://clothingworks.ca/happy-holidays/#respond Wed, 09 Jan 2019 15:59:26 +0000 http://clothingworks.ca/?p=13073 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the ClothingWorks team! Our team had a wonderful Christmas celebration just before the Holidays. We celebrated having completed...

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the ClothingWorks team!

Our team had a wonderful Christmas celebration just before the Holidays. We celebrated having completed over 800 consultations in 2018, which means that we have provided approximately 1600 outfits to the persons we served. Thank you to all of our donors, supporters and followers for your help in making this great impact possible. We truly appreciate and welcome your support. We look forward to having an even greater impact in 2019!

Special thanks to our loyal supporters at Peter’s Cleaners, Lifestyles of London, Tyner-Shortens Clothiers, Curiosities (Worley) & Kimberley’s (Lambeth). Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

Thank you,
Carol McIntyre
Program Coordinator

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Dress for Confidence: Dressing for your Interview https://clothingworks.ca/dressing-for-your-interview-2018-2-2/ https://clothingworks.ca/dressing-for-your-interview-2018-2-2/#respond Fri, 21 Sep 2018 15:20:43 +0000 http://clothingworks.ca/?p=9203 September is an exciting and transitional time. Job interviews can happen all the time but the start of the fall is a great time to...

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September is an exciting and transitional time. Job interviews can happen all the time but the start of the fall is a great time to refresh and go over how to dress for an interview.

If you are thinking about what are you going to wear for your interview, first congratulations are in order. It’s wonderful that you have gotten through the first process. When you go in for your interview, you want your clothes to be an expression of who you are and you want to be able to focus on the task at hand without worrying about your clothes. You also don’t want your outfit to be distracting to your potential new boss. Overall a great first impression is ideal and your outfit will help you feel good about the whole experience.

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When you are deciding what to wear first think about the place and job that you are interviewing for. Dressing for a corporate job verses dressing for an outdoor job is very different. There are some rules to go by regardless of the place. Always come clean and presentable. You don’t want your first impression to be impeded by how you dressed. It’s all about looking appropriate. If you are just getting back into interviewing, Goodwill Industries and ClothingWorks have incredible resources that are available to use, if you want to check them out you can find out information on the website https://goodwillindustries.ca or  www.clothingworks.ca .

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I will give some ideas of what you can dress in different environments. My advice is to always do your research on the dress code . If you first have an idea of what is expected then you can figure out what could work. If you are applying for a job that has a specific dress code (ex. The healthcare field or a laboratory) follow the requirements and when in doubt go simple with a button down shirt or blouse and dress pants.

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Corporate Environment:

Since this is a very professional environment, you will want to dress accordingly. Depending on the place you could have some creative freedom like wearing a turtleneck or a button down; you could also wear a blazer with dress pants. You could do neutral colours like black, navy or grey, and if you are able to you could also play with patterns like Check. There are lots of options to choose from.

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Retail Environment:

This can depend on whether you are interviewing for a clothing retailer. Sometimes they want to see your personal style within their dress code. When in doubt make sure its professional. Dress pants are recommended and you could maybe play with different cuts or patterns. You could also play with your top, as long as it’s a dress top you could try a pattern.

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Restaurant Environment:

Make sure that your shoes and clothes are food safe. And from then see what you can dress, some are a little more casual and others can be more formal.

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I hope this advice works and I wish you all the best on your interview. At the end of the day,your outfit should not be an extra stressor. There are so many aspects to think about that your clothes shouldn’t worry you. As long as you aren’t wildly inappropriate, no one will be totally focused on how you dress. Your outfit is simply an extra to make you feel confident and ready to take the interview on.

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