Wayne County lawyers open closet to help needy


The Wayne County Bar Association helps women look their best for free.

HONESDALE, Pa. – It’s not everyday that you can find a closet full of women’s clothing in a lawyer’s office. Oressa Campbell’s law firm on Church Street in Honesdale had an extra room. So she and some of the other female members of the Wayne County Bar Association decided to help some of their clients “raise the bar” on their wardrobes by emptying their own closets at home.

“We often represent people who have been displaced from their homes due to protection, divorce, custody or emergency orders. Why, instead of donating our working clothes to The Salvation Army, why doesn’t our bar open a clothes closet and have it available here for all who have it. need? ”Campbell said.

Members of the bar association say anyone can come in and take advantage of the clothes closet because they know many women are re-entering the workforce and may need a few coins to start their new jobs.

“Come pick an outfit for a job interview, make a good first impression or just pick out clothes for business needs. Yes, but we have certainly seen a number of people who have been away for a long time who are now looking for that career option, and they need that kind of help. “

The bar association accepts donations of new or lightly used women’s work clothes, but may use some specific items.

“Lightly used shoes are bulky. Shoes can be very expensive, so shoes suitable for work, even handbags,” Campbell said. “I think handbags are often overlooked. If you happen to have a lightly used briefcase that you could give away and someone could use, that would be amazing.”

If you have any items to donate or would like to use the clothes closet, you can visit the law firm on Church Street in Honesdale, Monday through Friday, during regular business hours.

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