This spring the Connecticut
Bar Association (CBA) Young Lawyers Section (YLS) organized a clothing
drive of clean and excellent condition professional attire to benefit
Save-A-Suit and Dress for Success Hartford. Countless pieces of
professional attire were donated by CBA members at the CBA Law Center
and law firms across the state.
“We wanted to bring together
the YLS and the CBA through public service this year in ways that
attorneys could easily participate. Thus, we organized a clothing drive
and chose two organizations that serve our CT communities, Save-A-Suit
and Dress for Success, on which to focus our efforts,” said YLS Public Service Director Joanna M. Kornafel.
Members from the Save-A-Suit team accept the CBA YLS’ donation of professional attire.
“Our YLS team collected numerous donations of professional business attire for military veterans, college graduates, and low-income women to help support their job search process.The generosity of the CBA community was astounding—I had more than an entire car full of clothes to drop off.Thank you to all who took the time to donate!”
provides our former military and college graduates with professional
business attire and the confidence needed to succeed. Dress for Success
empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network
of support, professional attire, and the development tools to help women
thrive in work and in life.
sincerely appreciate the support from all of the young lawyers who
participated in the recent drive,” said Save-A-Suit Executive Director
and Founding Member Jessica F. Ewud. “It is amazing to see young
business professionals get involved in their own communities to make an
addition to Attorney Kornafel, YLS Executive Committee members who
assisted in the collection of donations were Joshua J. Devine, Elizabeth
K. Moran, Lauren McNair, George F. O’Donnell, and Amanda G. Schreiber.
Over the 2017-2018 bar year, the YLS collected gift cards and in-kind
donations for My Sisters’ Place and the Connecticut Coalition to End
Homelessness’ be homeful project, and volunteered with Hartford
Area Habitat for Humanity. Additionally, every member of the YLS
Executive Committee pledged to perform at least ten hours of pro bono