Suit Up For Success
Short Term Emergency Aid Committee (STEAC) works in partnership with All Things Right and Relevant (R&R). Trained volunteers, or "personal shoppers", meet clients by appointment at R&R to select clothing or other items for a new job or interview. To qualify, clients must be referred to Suit Up for Success by social service agencies. To volunteer to train and serve as a personal shopper, contact STEAC at (530) 758-8435.
How you can help
If you would like to contribute to STEAC, you can consign items into the STEAC account. The revenue from the sales on the STEAC consignment account is used to pay for the interview outfits & work attire. All consigned items help (casual clothes, accesories, home items) contribute to the STEAC account. When bringing in items for STEAC, please observe the following rules:
- Must be done during consignment times (Tuesdays & Thursdays 11-5:30; Saturdays 11-2:30). Items are not accepted on donation days (Wednesdays, Fridays).
- Can bring up to 10 items per consignment day. All clothing items should be in season, laundered, good quality, and unwrinkled.
- You don't have to fill out our consignment forms, but it is appreciated if you do.
- You must hang up your items once you get to R&R.
- Bringing in items for STEAC doesn't count towards bringing in 10 items for your personal consignment account.
If you would like to learn more about regular consignment at R&R, please visit our consignment page.
How Suit Up for Success Works
Clients can call the STEAC office to make an appointment. Each meets their personal shopper at R&R at the scheduled date and time. After their initial interview, each client will receive clothing, depending on cost.
Program History & Results
Created about 15 years ago, STEAC created Suit Up for Success to help low-income job seekers get the clothing they needed to help them feel confident going into their interview or job. They currently help about 50 clients a year, with over 60% success rate of individuals finding jobs. Recently, the Davis Enterprise ran an article about the program.