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United Way of Southern Nevada Announces the Women’s Leadership Council Fall Suit Drive, Nov. 7

United Way of Southern Nevada’s Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) will host its 7th Annual “Women’s Fall Suit Drive” from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, November 7 at the NV Energy parking lot at 6226 W. Sahara Ave.

WLC is collecting new and gently-used, clean professional attire including suits, dresses, pants and tops on hangers and jewelry, shoes, belts, scarves and handbags to assist women in need. The drive helps women prepare for career opportunities and gain confidence to succeed during an interview and in the workplace.

Donations will benefit United Way accredited agencies with back to work programs for women. The agencies include Catholic Charities, Goodwill Career Connections, S.A.F.E. House, SafeNest, The Shade Tree, Women’s Development Center, Work Opportunities Readiness Center of HELP of Southern Nevada.

Donations will also be accepted during the month of October during normal business hours at White House | Black Market at the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Donors will receive a 15% discount at this location only of White House | Black Market.

Last year’s drive collected more than 7,084 professional items including suits, dresses, shoes, handbags and jewelry. For more information about WLC and the suit drive, please visit or contact Lawrel K. Larsen at or 702-892-2319.

Twitter: @UWSN, @NVEnergy, #vegasWLC, #WLCSuitDrive

About Women’s Leadership Council

United Way of Southern Nevada’s Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) is part of a national network of dedicated women philanthropists who have collectively raised over $1B in supporting United Way’s mission in the areas of Health, Education and Financial Stability. In southern Nevada, the WLC has raised over $1.6M in just seven years, investing their dollars in critical projects which are changing lives. From empowering at-risk teens to graduate, to helping young children learn how to read, to providing underserved students a medical home and preventative healthcare, to supporting on-the-edge women in their quest for employment and financial independence, these dynamic and generous women are truly change agents for the community. Visit to learn more.

About United Way of Southern Nevada

United Way of Southern Nevada works to build a healthier community and to advance the common good through a focus on Education, Health and Financial Stability, the building blocks of a good life. With an extensive network of donors, volunteers and community leaders, the United Way brings together the passion, expertise, and resources needed to affect positive change in our community. Together, person by person, the United Way’s collaborative power is building a more solid community fabric, connecting impassioned advocates who truly LIVE UNITED for a better Southern Nevada. For more information on how to get involved, please visit

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