Friday, September 28, 2012

Fitted for Work - a day in the life of - Market Day

As some of you know, every Thursday I volunteer at the Fitted for Work office in Sydney's Parramatta.

A typical day....

Usually a typical day includes styling a few women who have made appointments with us - so they have an outfit for an interview or some mix & match pieces for a new job. To do this we sort through our racks of donations of career clothing to find & give the ladies clothing, shoes, bag, accessories which will suit their work roles. 

We also have make up ladies on hand who can do their face & their grooming to perfection. Finally we do a mock interview with the ladies to make sure they can answer   questions confidently and with poise. 

Today however was different. On the last Friday of every month, the boutique of career clothing undergoes a metamorphisis. The career clothing is packed up and the non career clothing is placed on the racks for a sale - we call it "Market Day". So we spend  time on the Thursday prior doing the switch over. 

What do we sell on Market Day?

The non career clothing/accessories comprise all the donations which were not work appropriate - the trendy funky items, the casual wear, evening wear, denim and anything else that wasnt business appropriate.

Today we had 5 volunteers who tag teamed beautifully to do the switch.

Some of us also did flyer drops in the Parramatta area advertising the sale. 

The end result was very effective - we arranged a terrific set up & the Market Day store looked gorgeous. Everything was ready for Friday.

But silly me, was so pooped by the end of the day that I forgot to take photos. So I am planning to drop in tomorrow (Friday) to take some snaps & perhaps pick up an item or three...since the proceeds are for charity, it's guilt free shopping.


In the mean time, here is the flyer for the Market Day.

Time: 11.30 am - 4 pm
Location: Fitted for Work, Suite 37, 70 Phillip St, Parramatta, 2150
Enquiries: 02 9635 9909
Please note the sale is cash only - no credit cards accepted. 


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