Younger Toyota recently opened a boutique dedicated to providing business attire for low-income Washington County residents seeking employment or desiring to “upgrade” their career.
Draped with Confidence, at Younger’s pre-owned dealership at 1945 Dual Highway in Hagerstown, is part of the Career Clothing and Guidance Initiative of the Women’s Giving Circle and Valor Ministries.
The volunteer-supported initiative is intended primarily for individuals receiving public assistance yet actively seeking employment to attain self-sufficiency. Draped with Confidence provides free, gently used attire to such individuals so they can maintain a professional appearance and approach interviews with increased self-esteem and a greater chance of success.
The initiative also will provide training on topics such as résumé writing, business etiquette and interviewing skills.
Draped with Confidence accepts donations of clean, gently used, men’s and women’s business attire and related accessories such as briefcases, purses and shoes. Jewelry also is accepted, as well as laundry detergent, shampoo, deodorant and makeup.
Individuals or organizations wishing to donate or volunteer may contact Nancy McHenry at 301-790-0636.
Draped with Confidence is open to residents of Washington County. Proof-of-income status is requested.
Hours vary with availability of volunteers, but are posted monthly at the store and on the Web at www.drapedwithconfidence.org.
As AmeriClean begins to celebrate its 30th year in business, it decided to revamp its image and brand.
A new logo was released in December 2012 and the company’s fleet of vans is being wrapped in vinyl with the new image.
Through a Facebook contest held over the last several weeks, customers had the opportunity to help promote the new face of AmeriClean and in return were entered to win free carpet cleaning for five years, a total value of $3,750.
The winner was Jennifer Riley of Myersville, Md.
In addition to the grand prize, five prizes of $250 worth of carpet cleaning were awarded to the first five contestants to enter the contest and like AmeriClean’s Facebook page. Riley was included among them, which made her total winnings $4,000 worth of carpet cleaning.
The other $250 prize winners were Beverly Webster of Greencastle, Pa.; Karen Holland of Hagerstown; Joe and Inga Yungwirth of Hagerstown; and Mr. and Mrs. Beam of Martinsburg, W.Va. In addition, Mr. & Mrs.
Anthony of Falling Waters, W.Va., won $150 worth of carpet cleaning.
AmeriClean has been based in Hagerstown for all of its 30 years in operation. For more information, call 301-739-4640, go to www.goamericlean.com or look on Facebook under AmeriClean Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning.