Reaching Beyond the Walls of MRS

Reaching Beyond the Walls of MRS

Solutions at Work Clothing Drive

The MRS Women in Materials, Science & Engineering Subcommittee is proud to support Solutions at Work, a program serving more than 6,000 people living in poverty annually, with a clothing drive during the 2012 MRS Fall Meeting.

Solutions at Work


Solutions at Work provides the following resources: business attire and professional development, moving services, computers, and children’s clothing, books and toys. Their mission is to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness by providing individuals and families with opportunities to strengthen their self-confidence, professional skills and financial stability.

We are encouraging each MRS member to bring at least one article or item for donation. A drop-off location will be available at the Hynes Convention Center, Hall D. Please follow the donation guidelines below. Thank you for supporting this important organization!

Donations can be made at the following location during the 2012 MRS Fall Meeting:

Hynes Convention Center, Level 2, Hall D
at the Sheraton tunnel entrace (3rd floor from the Sheraton)
Monday at 10:00 am through Thursday at 12:00 pm 


We are accepting gently used or new articles appropriate for a job interview. This includes:

Urgently Needed Items:


  • Big & tall suits
  • Suits in small sizes
  • Dress shoes
  • New dress socks
  • Sweaters
  • Dress coats
  • Ties


  • Plus-size suits
  • Size 4 and smaller slacks
  • Handbags
  • Size 9+ dresses
  • Scarves
  • Jewelry

Women’s Items Needed:

  • Suits (all sizes)
  • Separates – blouses/pants/skirts/shells (all sizes)
  • Shoes (all sizes)
  • Purse/Handbags (medium/large size)
  • Jewelry/Jewelry boxes
  • Hosiery/Pantyhose (new)
  • Coats
  • Winter hats, gloves and scarves

Men’s Items Needed:

  • Winter hats, gloves and scarves
  • Coats
  • Ties
  • Socks (new)
  • Undershirts
  • Underwear (new)
  • Shoes (all sizes)
  • Men’s accessories
  • Watches
  • Belts
  • Suspenders
  • Wallets

Miscellaneous Items (Low in Stock):
Note: These items must be NEW or UNUSED ONLY. Travel/hotel size toiletries NOT accepted.

  • Daily planners
  • Backpacks
  • Toothbrushes
  • Soap
  • Deodorant
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrellas

We do not accept:

  • Any clothing that smells like mothballs or smoke
  • Any clothing more than 4 years old
  • Any clothing that is ripped or stained

Clothing is to be in great condition, in season and in style (preferably not more than four years old). Remember that all clothes must be clean and ready to wear to an interview. 

Donated items are 100 percent tax deductible. Tax receipts are available at the donation area.

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