Working Wonders in Canberra
Ever wondered what to do with those work clothes in your wardrobe that you never wear but can’t bear to part with? An enterprising group of Canberra women has found a way to reuse them, and provide a much-needed community service at the same time.
“Canberra has many community organisations doing a fantastic job of assisting women in the ACT to find employment, but our research showed there was a gap in the area of providing appropriate interview clothing, shoes and accessories. Late last year we put the word out to the working women of Canberra requesting clothing, shoes and accessories for the service, and the response has been overwhelming – so much so that we have been able to offer this service to our clients from early this year.” Says Ms Rozanne Frost, President.
When: Friday 4th March 11am-12pm
Who: Minister Joy Burch,
Maureen Cane CEO Communities@Work,
Working Wonders volunteers,
local community services organisations
Interviews and photo opportunities will be available
“Not only does this service mean that women are appropriately dressed for that important interview, but there is an immediate impact on their confidence as well – they look and feel fantastic!” The clothing, shoes and accessories are provided at no charge to the women.
The service is one of many community organisations to use the old Downer Primary School, now known as Downer Business Park, as a home base. The Working Wonders “boutique” is on the ground floor, and there is parking and public transport close by.
According to Ms Frost donations are still needed, and Working Wonders is looking for volunteers to work in the boutique. Contact details and donation drop-off points are on the web site www.workingwonders.org.au.
Working Wonders will be officially launched by the Minister for Women, Joy Burch, on the 4th of March.