As women return to work after Hurricane Harvey, some who were affected find themselves without professional attire.
The Association of Women Attorneys is sponsoring a professional clothing drive accepting donations of professional women’s attire—clothing, shoes, and handbags.
The drive, which runs through October 13, is accepting donations at four different locations:
- Primary site and outfitting location: Fullenweider Wilhite (Galleria area), 4265 San Felipe St., Ste. 1400, Houston 77027. Contact: Lauren Waddell at (713) 624-4117 or firstname.lastname@example.org;
- Shell Oil Company (Energy Corridor), Room F0640C, 150 N. Dairy Ashford, Houston 77079. Contact: Maribel Garcia at (832) 337-2817 or email@example.com;
- Gardere (Downtown), 1000 Louisiana St., Ste. 2000, Houston 77002. Contact: Rhonda Weiner at firstname.lastname@example.org; and
- Barita & Keough Law Firm (Clear Lake), 1120 Nasa Pkwy., Ste. 316, Houston 77058. Contact: Trisha Barita at (713) 239-5617 or email@example.com.
Donations are being accepted from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Attorney Lauren Wadell of Fullenweider Wilhite said accommodations are being made for after-hours donations at the Fullenweider Wilhite location. For after-hours needs, make a request by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The drive has already outfitted five women and has three appointments scheduled for Saturday, Waddell said.
Monetary donations aren’t available at this time, but plans are in place to accept tax-deductible donations through the Association of Women Attorneys Foundation. Waddell said they are still awaiting approval on whether donations can be accepted this way.
Any items donated to the clothing drive after October 13 will be given to the Houston Bar Association’s clothing drive beginning in mid-October.
The Houston Association of Women Attorneys, Fullenweider Wilhite, Twin Oaks, Woodbranch Management, Inc., Carlisle, 3GiG, and Gardere are sponsors of the drive.