Wednesday, September 10, 2008

And the Beat Goes On

I know the blog's been 'all things related' recently, but the beat goes on at work and at home.

Almost two weeks ago I put out the news (off-blog) that someone I know through work, a low-income single mom with two young children, was told by her employer that she needed to "up" her wardrobe to business casual (at the least) or she would lose her job. In this case, the woman was struggling to put food on the table and gas in her car, let alone spending money on herself for clothes! Add to that the fact that this woman works for a "christian organization" who never should have approached her this way - without a solution or loving care to help - in the first place, and it was unbelievable.

AF Moms and Dads and local friends of mine to the rescue!

For the first time in a long time this woman will have a choice of appropriate things to wear to work. Yes, her employer should be ashamed, but I'll bet they've never seen her walk taller! Thank you.

If you ever order Avon, please comment here or e-mail me directly and I'll send you a special sale flyer. An AF Mom I know has a friend who is running an Avon fundraiser with all profits going to this same young woman and her family.

Business casual sweaters and heavier clothes will also be welcomed as the cooler temps hit here in MI. If you want to help, please comment/e-mail me. I'm happy to give you the information.

V called last week and said she got her PRP (personal responsibility papers?). The girl is clear to be "in the field" and she's just delighted. Last I heard they were teaching her how to drive a bobcat and she was having a blast at it. Evidently this is how they have to 'shovel' the snow. Oy!

Joshua is back to school for his Senior year. Last evening we went out for coffee with a friend of mine who is a college advisor. It was great to have the time to ask questions and hear him share his ideas with her. Looks like this is going to be an exciting time for him.

Work for me is great. I survived my first event just fine even though it was a little outside my comfort zone... a cocktail reception for the CEO. Yikes. I'm thankful we don't do formal all that often - whew! Next up is presenting at a Board meeting. That will be fun and is right up my alley.

I'm off for what's shaping up to be a glorious day. Hope you make it a great one too.


Spiral said...

Send her my way...I desperately need a new Avon lady!

corinne said...

send me the avon catalog, so i can help your friend that clothes,
also send me her size, i run a clothing ministry