By Amy Zylberman
JFLV Director of Community Development
For those looking to engage with a mitzvah project at the start of 2022, look no further than your closets! Women’s Philanthropy’s Mitzvah Committee has connected with Allentown’s The Perfect Fit to make sure that new and gently used professional and business casual clothing and accessories across the Lehigh Valley find a meaningful new home.
From Monday, Jan. 3, through Friday, Jan. 7, multiple locations across the Lehigh Valley will have a donation box in their lobbies to make donating a breeze. Congregation B’nai Shalom in Easton, Congregation Brith Sholom in Bethlehem, and Allentown’s JCC and JDS will serve as drop-off points to increase accessibility, and Women’s Philanthropy is so excited to partner with these Jewish Federation partners and beneficiaries to collect a lot of goods to benefit The Perfect Fit.
On Sunday, Jan. 9, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., community members are also encouraged to join our Sort and Schmooze event to not only donate their items in the JCC auditorium but also enjoy light refreshments and connect with Mitzvah Committee members and learn more about The Perfect Fit.
When a clothing item is donated to the YWCA’s The Perfect Fit, it becomes a catalyst for confidence on the path to a new career. Personal stylists work with The Perfect Fit clients to select from a well-stocked boutique to pick outfits for job interviews. Once a job is secured, the client can return for a week’s worth of clothing. The efforts go beyond wardrobe—The Perfect Fit also offers courses on networking, effective communication, workplace wellbeing and business basics, while honoring the dignity of every client.
Please contact Amy Zylberman at firstname.lastname@example.org to join in on the fun and make a difference!