HELPING WOMEN ENTER THE WORKFORCE WITH STYLE AND CONFIDENCE

THE PERFECT FIT FOR WORKING WOMEN
A HALLMARK PROGRAM OF THE ALLENTOWN YMCA & YWCA

The Perfect Fit for Working Women is a program of the ALLENTOWN YMCA & YWCA that supports low-income women entering the workforce by providing professional clothing for job interviews and the first week of work. The clothing, as well as the process, empowers and evokes confidence in the client, raises self-esteem, and enhances a woman's ability to succeed.

Our Program:

In 2000, 5 local community organizations recognized a need for women's career services in the Lehigh Valley, and partnered to create The Perfect Fit for Working Women. Our program has since grown to accept referrals from over 50 social and community service agencies, and has helped over 6000 women in the Lehigh Valley prepare to enter or reenter the workforce.

Our Services:

  • Wardrobe consultations
  • Professional attire for a job interview and, when the client secures employment, clothing for her first week of work
  • Community outreach, including fashion shows and job-readiness workshops

Our Team:

We are volunteer-driven and rely on our talented and dedicated volunteers to successfully meet the needs of our clients and our program.

Upcoming Events:

Perfect Fit Luncheon
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Testimonials:

"I found conversation, caring, information, and hope... I can't wait to get started with life again" --Tanya H.
"I leave with a new sense of self, a smile, and new armor to carry out my personal mission of self-determination, worth, and a place in this world" --Lady W.

How can I help?:

You can help The Perfect Fit by volunteering your time, donating clothing, or providing financial support

  • Individual opportunities include wardrobing clients, serving on our event committees, or helping with outreach or technology
  • Corporate opportunities include service or clothing drives
  • Membership in The Perfect Circle provides financial support for a year's worth of services for one client

Contact Us:

1101 West Hamilton Street, 3rd Floor
Allentown, PA 18101

Phone: (610) 871-5060
Fax: (610) 871-5061
E-mail: manager@theperfectfit.org

Hours: Monday-Friday 9:30am to 5pm

Donations:

Donations are taken by appointment during business hours. We accept modern, current season, new and gently used business and business casual clothing, shoes, handbags, and costume jewelry along with scrubs, nursing shoes, and winter coats. New makeup, toiletries, and undergarments are always appreciated.

Wardrobe appointments are available by referral ONLY, please call for information.