St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church - Naperville, IL

Jobs Ministry Dress for Success – HUGE Success

Fr. Michael Pfleger, Pastor of St. Sabina Parish, delivered a passionate homily at St. Thomas on March 2. “For every tree is known by its own fruit.” (Gospel of Luke) Fr. Pfleger challenged us to be known by our fruit. The Jobs Ministry provided an opportunity for us to bear fruit in support of St. Sabina’s Employment Resource Center (ERC).

The “Dress for Success” clothing drive was a huge success. Below is a count of the donations received.

Men’s Garments            

Suits 92
Overcoats 10
Sport Coats/ Blazers 55
Slacks 89
Shirts 198
Sweaters 27
Shoes/Boots 20
Ties (too many to count)

Women’s Garments

Suits 79
Coats 1
Dresses 52 / Blazers 30
Skirts/Slacks 89
Blouses 91
Sweaters 52
Shoes/Boots 28
Purses 8 /Scarves multiple

The St. Sabina Employment Resource Center does excellent work preparing youth and adults for job interviews and jobs. Often the job seekers do not have appropriate clothing to make them feel more confident in their personal appearance in front of a prospective employer. The “Dress for Success” will help resolve those problems. Thanks to all that provided donations.

Clothing collection fills Resource Center.