The Oregon AFSCME Women's Committee recently collected several boxes of
women's clothing to benefit the registered non-profit a
The Oregon AFSCME Women's
Committee recently collected several boxes of women's clothing to benefit the
registered non-profit agency Dress For Success Oregon.
Theresia Lloyd-Siemer of
Local 328 (OHSU) spearheaded the Women's Committee's involvement. Lloyd-Siemer
says Dress for Success promotes economic independence for disadvantaged women
by providing professional attire and other career development tools to help
women in work and life.
Clothes were collected
primarily in the Portland and Salem AFSCME offices. Beth Peccia of Local 88
(Multnomah County) gathered all of the donations and made the delivery to Dress
For Success on behalf of the committee.
Council 75 Secretary Annette
Skillman of Local 2376 (Corrections Security Plus) notes that an additional $50
in cash was collected from individual donors. That $50 was matched by the
Women's Committee, and in turn, that $100 was matched upon Skillman's request
by the Council 75 Executive Board, so Dress For Success received $200 in
addition to the collected clothing.