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The LA City Commission on the Status of Women is collecting work attire to distribute to women who live in the Mar Vista Gardens area or receive services at the Mar Vista Family Center.

Timed in honor of Mother's Day on May 10, the drive follows a successful effort in March to collect clothing for women in Baldwin Village, which has grappled with gang and drug activity and high unemployment.

The Commission's Women in the Workforce initiative is an effort to increase the number of women in the workplace through collaborations with city departments, labor unions and community-based organizations.

The Commission is working with Councilman Bill Rosendahl's office to round up clean slacks, skirts, shoes, shirts and suits. Clothing should be dropped off by May 5 at these locations: Los Angeles City Hall, 200 N. Spring St., Room 2226; Los Angeles Department of Water and Power headquarters, 111 N. Hope St., Room 1221; Rosendahl's West Los Angeles Constituent Center, 1645 Corinth Ave., Room 201; or Rosendahl's Westchester District Office, 7166 W. Manchester Ave.

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http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2009/04/la-commission-to-sponsor-clothing-drive-for-women-in-mar-vista.html

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