Purse and Suit of Happiness Luncheon

Published 04/25 2014 07:38PM

Updated 04/28 2014 11:07AM

EAST PEORIA – A local organization is helping women get dressed for success.

The 3rd annual Purse and Suit of Happiness luncheon was held at the Par-a-Dice Hotel Friday.

The luncheon benefits Peoria Friendship House’s “Dress for Success” program.

The program helps struggling women by giving them clothes to wear to job interviews or work.

“It’s truly a vital first step for women wanting to enter the workforce,” says Diane Cullinan-Oberhelman. “But then the continued education, networking and sharing with each other the challenges, whether it’s a job or a career, and that’s been very important as well.

You can drop off the donations at the Dress for Success Boutique on Fridays at 816 Northeast Madison in Peoria.

For more information, visit the organization’s website at http://www.dressforsuccess.org/affiliate.aspx?sisid=56&pageid=1.

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