Auto dealer collecting clothes for job seekers

DOWNEY - Downey Auto Wholesale is partnering with a local nonprofit to collect gently-worn business attire to help job seekers looking to get back into the work force this holiday season.Business clothing, including suits, collared shirts, blouses, jackets, slacks, dresses, skirts, shoes, ties, belts, purses, briefcases, jewelry and other accessories will be collected and donated to Downey-based Clothes The Deal, which provides business attire to low-income people trying to find a job. Clothes The Deal works with more than 80 social service agencies throughout Los Angeles County to find job seekers who cannot afford business attire for job interviews. Used business clothing can be dropped at Downey Auto Wholesale, also known as NAPA Super Center, located at 7255 Firestone Blvd., between 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Tax receipts are provided upon request. For more information on where the clothing goes, go to or call (562) 922-8635.

********** Published: October 20, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 27