Clothing Drive Benefits L.A. Women at The Dream Center

Biola University women lead project

Apr. 26, 2012 By Jenna Bartlo

In honor of National Women’s History month and to help unemployed Los Angeles women at the Dream Center, Biola University held a clothing drive to equip the women with professional attire. Focused on Biola’s chosen theme for national women’s history month — “Courage and Calling” — Biola collected gently-used professional women’s attire from Biola employees during the month of March to help get women at the Dream Center back on their feet as they find the courage to pursue their calling.

“So [the clothes] are a huge blessing,” said one of the center’s clothing outreach coordinators. “Sometimes they have court dates or they have to meet with social workers or they’re having visits or things like that where they don’t necessarily have the means to go out and buy something and we don’t, so that is huge.”

Forty thousand women and men come through the Dream Center each year.

Women from Biola dropped off and distributed clothing at the Dream Center on Friday, April 13. The Dream Center is thankful to the many Biola employees who contributed to the clothing drive.

The clothing drive will be an annual partnership with The Dream Center during National Women's History Month. Next year, Biola will also be collecting men's gently-used business attire.

Watch a video of the clothing drop-off:

Written by Jenna Bartlo, Media Relations Coordinator. For more information, contact Jenna at 562.777.4061 or jenna.l.bartlo@biola.edu.

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