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SOUTH BAY GALLERIA HOSTS PROFESSIONAL CLOTHING DRIVE BENEFITING LOCAL VETERANS IN NEED

SOUTH BAY GALLERIA HOSTS PROFESSIONAL CLOTHING DRIVE BENEFITING LOCAL VETERANS IN NEED

SOUTH BAY, Calif., April 1, 2015 – South Bay Galleria has teamed up with Designing Women South Bay, a women’s guild in support of Working Wardrobes, to host its annual Professional Clothing Drive on Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. This special clothing drive will collect business attire for women, men and veterans who are re-entering the workforce.
“Hundreds of men and women have re-entered the workforce as a result of the knowledge and support they received through Working Wardrobes’ wonderful career program,” explained Sher Haddon, Marketing Manager at South Bay Galleria. “As a leading retail center in the South Bay, it only seemed fitting that South Bay Galleria would partner with this fantastic non-profit to provide the community a place to donate clothing items, to help veterans and other deserving individuals in need.”


Community members are encouraged to drop off gently used professional clothing such as slacks, skirts, dresses, suits, and button up shirts, as well as purses, shoes, ties and accessories at the South Bay Galleria Food Court, located on Level 3.


All donations must be clean and clothing items must be donated on hangers.  These items will then be donated to Working Wardrobes’ Career Success Program to aid job-seeking veterans and other men and women in the community.


Haddon explains, “Through our partnership with this incredible organization, and with the help of South Bay residents, we can now come together to provide the gently used professional clothing these rehabilitated workers need in order to have the confidence to be successful in both job interviews, as well as in their future careers.”


In addition to donating to this wonderful cause, guests will also have the opportunity to enhance their own careers by obtaining valuable insights through professional career advice and job hunting tips. Representatives from Working Wardrobes’ Career Success Program will be on hand during the event to discuss job seeking tips for resume writing, job hunting, interviewing, and more. 
For more information about this event please visit: www.southbaygalleria.com or call (310) 371-7546.


About South Bay Galleria
As one of the South Bay’s leading shopping centers, South Bay Galleria in Redondo Beach, Calif. encompasses nearly one million square feet on three levels, and is anchored by Nordstrom, Macy’s, Kohl’s and AMC South Bay Galleria 16.  Guests have more than 135 stores and restaurants to enjoy, including Banana Republic, GUESS, bebe, California Pizza Kitchen, Nordstrom Cafe, and Red Robin, among others. 


South Bay Galleria features a number of amenities designed to enhance the customer experience including family restrooms, a full-service Guest Services Center, security escorts, and valet parking.  In addition, the shopping center hosts various events for the South Bay community, including Kid’s Club, Galleria Gaitors walking club, musical performances and educational programs.  For more information and a complete list of stores and restaurants please visit www.SouthBayGalleria.com.


About Forest City
South Bay Galleria is co-owned by Forest City Enterprises and QIC and managed by Forest City Enterprises. Forest City Enterprises, Inc. is an NYSE-listed national real estate company with $10.5 billion in total assets. The Company is principally engaged in the ownership, development, management and acquisition of commercial and residential real estate and land throughout the United States.  For more information, visit www.forestcity.net.