Nov 2, 2008|
Tania Rain with the Hasson Company talks about their clothing drive for the non-profit "Dress for Success"./ Brandon Reece with Tribal Moose Sauce Company talks about efforts to raise funds for the Salvation Army.
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You're listening -- let's just go a series of interviews with people and interest northwest Oregon and southwest Washington. I'm your host -- and winter and unemployment growing in the metro area many women need all the help they can get playing competing for a job. Dress for success it is a nonprofit organization that gives disadvantaged women that are laying up and China and the the local hasn't really just. Companies collecting donated clothes for the program and -- Me today on -- Crisco is tame your rain with -- company and she's here to tell us more about this clothing drive. And want thank you so much for joining us today on -- scope for having me. First funny to tell us a little bit about. Dress for success what is their mission what an -- to. Looked after classes say and US found. Nonprofit organization in. Initiative -- tested the it to promote economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire a network of support. And the -- development tools to help woman tried -- in work -- in life. So basically. And they collect. Women's professional -- They help the women prepare Q. -- revealed they helped the women build confidence so that when they are out there seeking job that there are replicating themselves. -- well in and I Keating in front of the people that they need here to help them build that relationship to kick secured a position that they're looking for. Says knowledge dressing them up but it's also giving them the verbal skills that they need exactly. We'll -- hasn't company getting involved. Well for eight -- now we have put on an annual two week and they do week we open up our doors in the parliament sparked an area we have haven't caucuses and including. One of Vancouver. And what we do is we encourage all of our clients all that the neighbors and the offices all of our agents all of local realtors and the retirement popular area to come and drop off unwarranted women's professional attire don't do it. -- Here jackets. Umbrella -- stadium -- they need brand new pantyhose. Purses. Anything that helps stressed women after that they look presentable in when they're going to look for position. Because when -- alien for a job is efforts impression that's the most important correct correct. You're losing a metro scope and we're speaking with teeny rain from passing company and we're talking about their clothing drive for the nonprofit organization called dress for success. And what is hasn't find this an important organization to help. -- actually heck happened company we really believe in giving back the community and through ongoing involvement sponsorship. And we can't believe that to -- back benefit every -- and Jessica except this one of those eight annual. -- event that we do here at -- as an organization. Where we do recount the local community we reach out. Burton act everything -- profit for the next parking area to open their doors to look the public to drop off. I wanted women's attire just do it. In addresses and slacks and jacket to anything permanent that will help when they're prepared shield I entered the workforce. And DeWitt that we see here at the half and companies by making a commitment to our community basically making a commitment to the health. And the entire and the area and within healthy communities -- -- where we have a healthy business. Well I know that when you have -- out there there usually dressed to the nines time you know showing people's people's homes and stuff and -- Kenneth shows that there are having success and their own life so for a disadvantaged a young woman to go into the workforce and NB a to have those kind of clothing items that's going to make them look more successful they indeed will become more successful. I'll definitely went currently can be ejected after makes an impression and whereas they carry themselves well they speak well they look good. It definitely gives them experience. Especially when they're sitting down with committee don't know and there are looking Cheadle they have a professional relationship -- that -- percent it's. Now when you say you're looking for clothing items com business attire you want that to be good condition. Has this tire. Definitely. That they need to be in very good condition and he learned we're again we're looking forward. And do a separate like new fashion accessories and handbags. Jewelry. Brand new committee heard. Winter clothing coats and conflict clothing -- are in dire need. And shoes I would think you'd need shoes at bearish here yes because we need to look fashionable and like word. Lower rear area on the ball a successful. Even read on down of the shoes exactly. So you say that -- gonna be opening your doors to seven locations. Deserved place where people can go to figure out where those locations are. Yes I have been dot com port Thanksgiving. Stake in the passing HA FF ON dot com forward slash giving. And there are any entire list of officers directors and officers and what -- their open. Do you happen to have a success story in the back -- mind of young woman who is able to take advantage of dress for success and cannot smell like a rose. Quiet the success story that I have actually appalled third and seventh annual pass and then went to that we can. -- last year we collected 15100 items that helped more than 200 women prepared to take the reenter the workforce. And that is that ended in itself for 200 women's 200 success stories I think it's pretty amazing. Now this suit and clothing drive is currently under way how lying. Does it go. On the -- drive goes through November ninth at our seven locations here in the kind of metropolitan area including Vancouver. And of course I would think is since they do so much more than just providing clothing to young women who are trying to enter the workforce and I think that you. Also are taking cash donations so that they can keep their offices up and running and make sure that these young women get these training that they need. Yes definitely cash donations can be except in the form of attack are on their web site. And you'd wanna write that check out two to -- it. How did disadvantaged women thing get assistance through dress for success -- you know. And through contacting their local chapter of and deficit has international organization and to local chapter is here in Portland Oregon offer northeast -- plane. So what is the protocol if you were a person that was trying to get clothing through dress for success. -- hope and -- that you wouldn't be called -- to pass or -- -- dress for success dot org and did they can help you. Without their programs. So they will determine -- whether you're good fit for their program or not cracked. -- -- You're listening to metro scope and we're speaking with teen year -- from the passing company. And we're talking about their clothing drive for the nonprofit organization. Called dress for success. And how Long Will it has include including threats that take place again territory. And you guys have a goal on what you would like to see happen. Well last year and we collected over 15100 items of clothing that helped more than 200 women prepare and into the workforce. In issuing a definite right to current path that goal of 15100 items into you reach -- higher Paramount. That's items. And if someone like more information about dress for success or complete list of clothing drop off sites where they go. They didn't happen dot com for Thanksgiving week and that can happen HH SNL and dot com forward -- giving. And then I would think there's a link on your website and. As you go directly to the page or yes you can click on dressed for success. And let's talk a little bit more about dress for success what is the mission what are they trying to do again. Dress for success and it is. To promote economic independence of disadvantaged women but providing professional attire and network of support and the career development tools to help -- thrive in work and in life. And they do that by. -- basically I do confidence building skills aren't interview skills. And helping the women track for their interviews. Teaching women where to go out and find. Places to look at an interview wind and -- helped them secure position. And I would think now more than ever during these tough economic times this would be used. An organization that really needs some help. Oh definitely definitely and they've they've had a lot of success. I'm in fact you can -- success stories on their website at dress for success stock or. In that yeah women can -- women every day get out there and become economically stable. Well Leon nowadays suits and pants suits and skirts and -- it's not cheap. They're definitely not now it's it is peacock an entire armed. Paycheck and to pressure South Dakota working good. So this is something that's definitely giving these young women or even women who were at reentering the workforce at an older age. A leg up. Yes definitely and the confidence still. -- once again if someone like more information about dress for success are complete list of clothing drop off sites where they don't. He has -- dot com forward slash. Yeah. That's obtain uranium with -- company real present even talking about they're moving the drive with a nonprofit organization. All dressed for success. And that's mattress down and -- company. I'm your host Shelley Wynter if you have a nonprofit or public affairs of men that you like to let others know about email me and @entercom.com. Or you can go to this station's website and click on the community page and submit your information yourself. You've been listening to metro scout. I can happen next customer over here. Thanks you all that's a lot of looks -- how to keep your child safe child proofing your home. Child proofing your yard. Yeah -- your in -- home and her beautiful. I'm guessing you have a little one at all yeah. 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A series of interviews with people of interest in northwest Oregon and southwest Washington. I'm your host Joe -- went terribly Whitney today is Brandon -- with tribal mix up premiums sauce come. And he's here to tell us how tribal moos is helping the Salvation Army you wanna thank you so much for joining us today -- -- from Brandon. We'll first -- tell us what exactly is going on what's travelman -- you. -- travel news or doesn't -- company did or again more specifically the states to limit the area. And we have kind of come up west side unique use of cranberries and putting him to use him. You're kind of run of the mill condiments and just really change in the way that flavors in the in other healthy ingredients to put into the stock and -- an avenue two left so. And you guys are doing cranberry catch up. We do we have cranberry catch up and we ought to be barbecue sauces we've got you know some spicy for those folks that like a little heed to and now we also do it -- That -- definitely neat twist on it and the flavors it's actually pretty amazing. I'm gonna say cranberry has have a nice sure that the to sell what they. Go hand in hand they say is pretty amazing tasting. It is yeah I'll leave we have it create opportunities through the local communities to go out and stores and retail places and -- demos and it is. You know we get a lot of the gamer market first is. -- clambering -- -- really odd mixture. But once you take that will leave it would make a believer yes. Might be good like a Turkey sandwich. Absolutely yeah we've heard beer batter tries to -- And number one seller for the -- I'm great. Well now -- there is an advantage -- -- buying cranberry catch up because -- ready to help that the Salvation Army. Yeah we've been working for about six months now you have put together an agreement where that actual product is donated completely to them. So every time somebody goes into the retail location or log onto the web site and purchases one of those bottles of every catch up. -- percent of the proceeds goes directly to support the Salvation Army. And there are programs for the underserved stuff. 100%. -- you guys are making and dime off of the cranberry catch up. Read it its sole purpose exists to help them so essentially we're here at the support team that just make sure that we can facilitate. Filling orders and and making sure that people get their am gonna -- yeah that money is completely donated the Salvation Army. And how much money do you hope to raise. Well right now it's like it says it's only been started -- a couple weeks now and so you know the futures really unknown for that this time. I would like to see this being something that we can move you know a thousand cases a month and if that's the case you're talking about thirteen C 3000 dollars a month. -- and and on its way over to support those guys so. It but ultimately it's it's open ended it's much support as we can rally from the community people here or again it. Across the nation -- there is no ceiling as far as what it can be financially for the Salvation Army. So how much is a bottle of tribal moos cranberry catch up. Most retailers so for about three dollars and 99 -- the bottle. Your average size 1620 ounce container. And you know as far as the benefits from the product itself we've only used on natural ingredients for recovery catch up. And so you just get a really unique flavor and it's been obviously of real health the alternative to most off the shelf comments as well. So this project with the Salvation Army only applies to cranberry -- after travelman scrapped. That's right we do you have other products that we so on through retail locations as well on -- but this product it's their ketchup itself that goes directly to the Salvation Army. You're listening to metro scope and with me today is Brandon -- he's with the tribal moos their premiums sauce company. And his telling us how tribal moos is helping to raise money for the Salvation Army. Now why the Salvation Army how did you guys --