Convention 2008 Service-on-Site Project
At every convention, a special Service-on-Site project is planned, and at Convention 2008 in San Jose, California, Quota members assisted disadvantaged women who are trying to jump-start a career. Convention attendees brought gently worn or new professional clothing to donate. Donations were collected by Career Closet, a volunteer-based organization that serves the San Jose vicinity. This organization was selected by Quota’s District 12, the district in which Convention 2008 was held, as the recipient of this year’s donations.
District 12 Governor Sarah Perez (right) presented the donations to Career Closet Executive Director Jean Cecil (left) during the Convention 2008 General Session program on Monday, July 14.
Committed to helping women be successful, Career Closet assists women to choose clothing that will help them gain and retain employment, advance their careers, and improve family stability. Last year, the organization assisted more than 1,800 women for job interviews. In addition to clean business clothing in all sizes (petite to plus), “Casual Friday” clothing, accessories, and shoes were collected.
Career Closet volunteers noted that Quota Convention 2008 donations filled three large sport utility vehicles!
Thanks go to all convention participants for helping to make this year’s Service-on-Site project successful.