Sendin’ out an S.O.S.

Give yourself a pat on the back, Marylhurst! Your efforts raised a total of $320 worth of professional attire for Dress for Success .  To give you an idea of what this looks like; 25 professional suits, 22 blouses, 18 pants, 4 pairs of shoes and 9 sweaters.  Thank you for your generous contribution to this great cause. (If you didn’t get a chance to donate last week, Dress for success is always taking donations at its headquarters on NE 37th and Broadway.)

Marylhurst Suit Drive

S.O.S.-Send One Suit-Week®

February 25 -28, 2010

Every year, Dress for Success issues an S.O.S. to all women nationwide: Donate one new or nearly-new business suit to help another woman enter the workforce!

By dropping off your suit donations at any dressbarn store across the U.S. during S.O.S. – Send One Suit – Weekend, you are giving a disadvantaged woman the confidence to take the first step towards economic independence.

Here is a list of the dressbarn locations in Oregon and SW Washington.

Gresham Station, 1090 Northwest Norman Avenue,  Gresham, OR 97030
Columbia Gorge Premium Outlets, 450 NW 257th Drive Suite 502,  Troutdale, OR 97060
Woodburn Company Stores, 1001 Arney Road,  Woodburn, OR 97071
Seaside Factory Outlet, 1111 North Roosevelt,  Seaside, OR 97138
Cascade Station, 9963 NE Cascades Parkway, Portland, OR 97220
Corvallis Market Center, 1550 Northwest 9th St, Space #108., Corvallis, OR 97330
Tanger Outlets, 1500 SE East Devils Lake Road East, Suite 208,  Lincoln City, OR 97367
Bend Factory Stores, 61334 S. Highway 97, Suite 230, Bend, OR 97702
Columbia Crossing Shopping Center, 16511 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver, WA 98684

Dressbarn, one of America’s premier specialty retailers of women’s casual and career fashions, has been the national drop-off site and title sponsor of the Send One Suit effort for seven years. To date, more than 200,000 suits have been donated by consumers through dressbarn during this national campaign.

The Style Network has supported the Send One Suit effort as a title sponsor for the past four years.  


 Clean out your closets and help other women.  Thursday, February 25th bring clean, professional clothing on hangars to the Marian Hall Lobby and hang it on the clothing rack! For more information on Dress for Success,  please call 503-249-7300.  Thanks for your support!      


Clean Water

40 Days

The period of time that a $1 donation can provide clean drinking water to a child in one of 100 countries, thanks to UNICEF’s Tap Project. Donate while dining at any of 2,000 participating restaurants during:

World Water Week

March 21st – 27th.

Find one in your area at

Have A Great Heart – Help Oregon Thrive!

This Valentine’s Day marks Oregon’s 151st Birthday! Gather in the State Capitol to celebrate and encourage our legislators to protect services so all Oregonians can thrive. 

February 12th, 2010

Public Services Building

255 Capitol Street NE

Basement Room A


8am – Registration/Coffee

8:30am – Briefing

After a legislative briefing, participants will move to the state capitol and deliver Valentine message to their legislators. 

Oregon Thrives is a coalition which works to create healthy and prosperous communities where all have access to family wage jobs, quality education, nutritious food, stable homes and services that promote health and wellness. Steering Committee members include the Community Action Partnership of Oregon, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, Oregon Hunger Task Force, Neighborhood Partnerships, Oregon Food Bank, Oregon Department of Housing and Community Services, and Oregon Center for Public Policy. 

Please feel free to invite members of your organization that would be interested in coming to Salem to meet with their legislators. In these meetings we would like to thank legislators for the work they’ve done, and to encourage them to continue to build public policy that encourages all Oregonians to thrive.
RSVP by February 8th to:
Your efforts will make a difference!