Empower by Fashion: Clothing for a Cause

Get ready to clean out your closets because CSE is hosting a clothing drive September 3rd-10th! Our mission is to help people build financial success, so we’re partnering with Louisiana Workforce Commission to help empower men and women by providing them with professional attire so they can thrive in their work life.

How can you help? Go through your closets and help us spread the word; encourage your friends to do the same! Keep in mind that not every job requires a suit and tie—some places of employment want their employees to wear jeans or scrubs. Our goal is to help men and women dress for the job they’re interviewing for! Please consider donating the following:


  • Suits
  • Dresses
  • Blazers
  • Skirts
  • Pants
  • Polos
  • Jeans
  • Dress shirts and blouses
  • Cardigans
  • Scrubs
  • Slacks
  • Sports coats



  • Pumps: peep-toe, closed toe or sling-back
  • Flats: ballet, loafers
  • Men/Women’s boots
  • Men’s dress shoes: oxfords, loafers



  • All toiletries must be new and unopened. We encourage donating hygiene and grooming products, cosmetics and cologne or perfume.



  • Brief cases
  • Handbags
  • Belts


Clothing should be career appropriate, new or gently used and should not have holes, stains or require repairs.