Shoes donated during Dress for Success event

November is shoe donation month

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – The Holyoke Chamber of Commerce hosted a shoe drive Wednesday night, collecting donations for Dress for Success Western Massachusetts.

Dress for Success helps to empower women by providing them with professional work attire. Wednesday’s drive will help provide underprivileged women in western Massachusetts with gently used or new shoes.

Chair of Dress for Success Karen Tetreault told 22News, “November is our shoe month so we are collecting shoes, and what we will do with these shoes is bring them back to the boutique in Eastfield Mall in Springfield.”

Coats, dresses, purses and accessories were also dropped off at Wednesday night’s event. All of these donated items can help disadvantaged women acquire a professional wardrobe, and help them achieve economic independence.