Suit Yourself was established in Edmonton in 2001. Donations of new and gently-worn business attire are distributed free of charge to local disadvantaged women who are searching for employment or making a transition into the workforce.
Clients are referred from a variety of social service agencies. Volunteers act as style coaches to assist clients in selecting clothing appropriate for job interviews and employment opportunities. Over 2,000 volunteer hours are logged each year as Suit Yourself assists more than 600 local disadvantaged women.
Help Suit Yourself – Wardrobe for Women Association create toiletry bags for each client we assist.
We see over 550 women each year and provide them with the start of their business wardrobe consisting of quality workwear, at no cost.
Ideally, each kit would contain:
-Toothbrush and toothpaste
-Hairbrush or comb
-Lip balm or chap stick
-Shampoo and conditioner
-Feminine hygiene products