Success in Style has a wish list of needs and is asking everyone in the community to consider helping them help others.

This nonprofit helps men and women get jobs by working with them on interview skills and providing them with at least one complete outfit to wear for the interview. They are in the Multi Service Center on Route 1.

Their wish list for women includes suits and blouses of all sizes but particularly size 14 and up, shoes 8 to 9 1/2 and new bras.

For men, they need new dress socks, boxers or briefs and white dress shirts.


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Clothes can be dropped off at Charity's Closet at the Savage Mill. This store is run by volunteers and the proceeds go to support Success in Style.

Charity's Closet collects gently used clothing that they either use to help supply outfits for job seekers or they sell in their store for $5 and then donate the proceeds. They are always looking for volunteers for the store and for assisting with interview skills.

You can go to their website to sign up at http://www.successinstyle.org.

Charity's Closet is holding a Girls Night Out Party on July 12. The party runs from 5 to 8 p.m. and will be hosted by Kathleen Lynes of Silpada Jewelry. Twenty percent of all jewelry sales will go to Success in Style. To RSVP, contact Kate at silvergem@comcast.net.

Nothing is harder on a family than to lose a child. My condolences go out to the Lloyd family on the sudden loss of their son, Dale on May 30.

Dale was an 8th grader at Hammond Middle School. It is touching to know how Hammond Middle School, their PTA as well as family and friends have come together to help support the Lloyd family during this time.

Aug. 7 is the annual National Night Out Against Crime. This year the Howard County Police Department will be hosting a celebration at the North Laurel Community Center, 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road.

The event is free and open to all community members and their friends and family. The event kicks off at 6 p.m. and will last till 9 p.m. There will be a concert by theU.S. Air ForceMax Impact, a skateboarding demo at the skate park and a night of fun.

For more information, call 410-313-0390.

It is hard to believe but the North Laurel Community Center is now one years old. The center opened one year ago this month. If you have not gone to see what they have to offer, I encourage you to do so. There are programs for community members of all ages including special summer events. You can find out about all the events by going to http://www.howardcountymd.gov/departments.aspx?ID=4294969779 or by just dropping by the center.

They will be holding their monthly family movie night on July 21 at 6 to 8 p.m. The movie is Percy Jackson and the Olympians. To register, call 410-313-0390.