Spring cleaning? South Bay Galleria has Working Wardrobes clothes drive

Spring cleaning? South Bay Galleria has Working Wardrobes clothes drive
Shoppers stroll through South Bay Galleria in Redondo Beach in this file photo. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)

If you're ready for a spring cleaning closet reboot, South Bay Galleria will be happy to take gently used professional clothing off your hands.

The Redondo Beach mall has teamed with Designing Women South Bay for their annual professional clothing drive, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Designing Women South Bay supports Working Wardrobes, a nonprofit organization that offers clothing and training to women and men trying to enter the workforce. The donated clothing is to go to Working Wardrobes' Career Seeking Program, which aids job-seekers, including military veterans.

Clothes should be clean and on hangers. Besides career attire such as suits, pants, skirts and button-up shirts, accessories such as shoes, purses and ties are welcome.

The donation area will be at the food court on Level 3 of the mall, which is at 1815 Hawthorne Blvd., Redondo Beach.

As a bonus, representatives from Working Wardrobes' Career Success Program will be on hand during the event to offer advice on résumé writing, job hunting, interviewing and more.


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