GMSHRM Extreme Makeovers

GMSHRM is expanding its support for Haitians and other refugees in transition through a collaborative program with the International Rescue Committee (IRC). Looking for business attire donations for the Sept event.

How do I look?  Speaking of workforce readiness, GMSHRM is expanding its support for Haitians and other refugees in transition through a collaborative program with the International Rescue Committee (IRC).  On September 15th, ten graduates of the IRC Refugee workforce readiness program will attend a very special makeover session.  These individuals will receive hair, make-up and dress for success makeovers in preparation for their re-entering the workforce. 

Of course, we are counting on you to make these individuals shine while cleaning up your closet.  We are accepting donations of business attires – suits, shoes, shirts, pants, blouses for men and women.  Please contact Paula Franco, Workforce Development Director for more details at workforcereadiness@gmshrm.org.

Wish List
The following are the items needed for the September 15th graduating class.  For a detailed list of the 10 IRC Refugee program graduates, their profile, and training level click here. They are all looking for jobs.  Help us connect them with the appropriate position.

Men's Attires
Men's Shoes - size 9 & 10
Shirts - sizes Medium, Large and X-Large
Ties
Socks

Women's Attires
Women's Shoes - Sizes 6, 6.5, 8.5, 9, 9.5
Blouses - sizes Large and X- Large
Dresses - sizes Large and X-Large
Pants - sizes 8, 10, 12, 16, 18
Accessories (earrings, scarves, etc)

Program Overview
On September 15th, 2010, The International Rescue Committee (IRC) will host, “From Surviving to Thriving: Dressing for Success,” in partnership with the Greater Miami Society for Human Resources Management (GMSHRM). The aim of this event is to create a space where Human Resource professionals can assist political refugees, asylees and victims of human trafficking struggling to find work, support their families, and build new lives. During the event, clothing donations will be collected by GMSHRM representatives on behalf of all of their members. Representatives will also be present at the event to mentor clients on how to succeed in their job search.

International Rescue Committee
IRC is an international humanitarian organization that rescues vulnerable refugees displaced by conflict, natural disaster, and political persecution. Establish in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, IRC works in 42 countries across the world. 

Thank you for taking the time to consider our request. Together, we can make an impact on the lives of refugees, asylees and victims of human trafficking while introducing these populations to human resources professionals in Miami and their companies.