Montage Legal Group is happy to announce that it will be co-sponsoring Women Helping Women’s “The Star Within” Gala, along with the estate planning firm, Katherine J. Hughes, PC (a Montage Legal affiliated attorney and a WHW Board of Director)! The Gala will take place on Friday, April 1, 2011 at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa.
As the current President of Women Helping Women’s Board of Directors, I want to make sure that I tell you what this organization is really about. Many of you know that Women Helping Women is a charity that provides career clothing to low-income women to assist them in attaining and sustaining employment. What you may not know is that WHW has a strong connection to the legal community, and that WHW has evolved over the years.
WHW’s Connection to the Legal Community
Throughout the past two decades, many professions have gotten less formal and have given up the practice of requiring employees to wear suits. Not lawyers! Law is one of the last professions that still requires a closet full of suits. For this reason, WHW relies heavily on the legal community for its business attire donations.
Attorneys are often actively involved in the community, but it can be difficult to find time to research non-profits and decide which organizations match your personal passions. If you have wanted to get involved in something that will make a positive impact in your community, WHW would love to have your support. Here’s how you can help:
Donate Clothing: All attorneys wear suits and get tired of their old suits!! Donate your business attire to Women Helping Women. If you don’t have any suits to donate at the moment, you still can help. WHW also accepts all men and women’s clothing and shoes (i.e. non-business attire), which they sell in “Saturday Sales” and in an upsale retail shop called “Deja New” to support many programs, including their job placement program. If your law firm or business hasn’t already held a clothing drive for WHW, we can help organize one for you. If you have clothing that you want to donate, contact me at [email protected] and I can let you know where to drop off clothing in Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego.
Sponsor or Come to WHW’s April Event: The WHW 7th Annual Models of Success Event, “The Star Within,” is being held on Friday, April 1st at 6:00 p.m. in Newport Beach. This is the first time WHW has thrown a Gala at night, and it will include a dinner-dance, silent auction and many great raffle opportunities. Please come join us! For sponsorship opportunities or to buy a ticket, please contact Denise Macon at 949-631-2333 ext 346 or via email at [email protected].
Volunteer: WHW always needs volunteers! Please contact me at [email protected] and together we can look at your skill sets, desires and resources to see where you might fit in at WHW.
I came to WHW insecure and scarred. I had no idea what to expect from the programs. I thought people would place judgment on me or focus on my past mistakes. To my relief, that never happened. Instead, the focus was placed on the possibilities of my future. WHW became the biggest positive step in my recovery and changed my life! After receiving the various employment support I felt more capable, motivated and confident. WHW gave me my womanhood back.