SHED YOUR WARDROBE, HELP WOMEN

Austin American-Statesman - - STYLEMATTERS -

Time to clean out your closet to make room for your fall ap­parel? Start­ing Aug. 1, West­bank Dry Clean­ing (www.west­bankdryclean­ing.com) will have a cloth­ing drive as part of the Austin Fashion Week events to ben­e­fit Dress for Suc­cess (www. dress­for­suc­cess.org), which pro­vides dis­ad­van­taged women with pro­fes­sional clothes, sup­port and ca­reer devel­op­ment tools. Gen­tly used women’s suits, tops and pro­fes­sional hand­bags and shoes will be ac­cepted. Do­na­tions should be clean and on hang­ers, and there is a need for sizes 14 to 22. West­bank will of­fer a $5 dry-clean­ing coupon for a do­na­tion. Dropoffs will be ac­cepted at West­bank’s eight lo­cal lo­ca­tions. The cloth­ing drives ends Aug. 21.

Money col­lected from mem­bers of non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion Austin In­volved as well as raised from a silent auc­tion and raf­fle do­na­tions at of­fi­cial Austin Fashion Week events will be do­nated to Dress For Suc­cess. Austin Fashion Week be­gins Aug. 14.

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