Tracie Craft of Electritex said she had extra space in the plant and decided to dedicate a hallway with five rooms to the women of AIM and bring back the career closet. An Electritex employee’s wife is a manager of one of the Cato stores in Anderson that was able to donate clothing to the closet.
“They’re donating the whole entire package,” Craft said. “They have given us clothes and accessories such as bracelets and necklaces.”
Craft’s business, on Alliance Parkway, is in what used to be an old gym and spa. The four closets were old tanning bed rooms, and the dressing room has been converted from an old locker room.
Between renovations and collecting clothing, it has taken about a year for the closet to be completed. Craft and her staff ripped out the old, green carpet and replaced it with new laminate flooring. The walls are decorated with inspirational sayings, and the clothes were separated by size into three small rooms. The last room on the right of the narrow hallway houses jewelry and purses of all kinds.
“Some of the women can’t afford to go shopping for themselves,” Judy Swanson said. “This will be a wonderful opportunity for them to get clothes for work, church and job interviews.”
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Source: Independent Mail