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PRESS RELEASE – Neumann Center for Leadership Donates 10,000 Articles of Clothing

December 19th, 2018

ASTON, PA – Neumann University’s Center for Leadership today announced it has donated more than 10,000 articles of clothing this month from its Wardrobes for Work program!  Local residents and homeless shelters in need of suitable clothing were treated to a holiday surprise as the Center for Leadership loaded cars and vans full of boxes of gently-used clothing for donation.  The donations ranged from casual to professional, with a specific focus on warm attire, shoes, boots and coats to help protect individuals through the coming winter months.

“At this time of year we are reminded of the reasons we give back to the community,” said Danielle McNichol, General Counsel of Neumann University and Director of the Neumann Center for Leadership.  “Over the past two plus years, we have received tens of thousands of articles of clothing, and this month we decided to take a more proactive approach to sharing this wealth with those who need it most, by bringing our clothing directly to them.  I have to thank our tireless team of volunteers who helped to distribute or arrange pickup, and wish all of those recipients of our clothing a joyous and productive new year.”

The Wardrobes for Work program was initiated in 2016 by Neumann University’s Center for Leadership and offers a range of men’s and women’s business suits, dress suits, and casual workplace attire.  Over the past two years, dozens of local businesses and law firms, the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, and Delaware County government offices have helped collect more than 30,000 articles of clothing by placing workplace attire donation boxes in their offices.

A number of organizations benefitted from the clothing donations, including Community Action Agency of Delaware County, Delaware County Women Against Rape, Mother’s Home, MVP Recovery Centers, and several others. Individuals or organizations in need of workplace attire are encouraged to contact the Center for Leadership by emailing mcnichod@neumann.edu or by calling 610-358-4528.

 

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