Assembly Candidate Fortgang held a clothing drive at IHOP

Assembly Candidate Laura Fortgang and Chloe Mathewson collecting clothes

PARSIPPANY — Democratic State Assembly Candidate Laura Fortgang is celebrating working mothers across New Jersey this Mothers’ Day weekend and held a clothing drive for Dress for Success on Saturday, May 13 at the Parsippany IHOP.

Dress for Success collects gently used business attire for disadvantaged women who are entering, or re-entering, the workforce to achieve economic independence and stability.

The event also honors the original intention of Mothers’ Day, which began in the 1850s as a call to action for women to become politically engaged in their communities. These “women work days” involved protesting for peace against the Civil War, improving sanitation to reduce infant mortality rates, and hosting post-war reconciliation events.

Laura Fortgang is running for State Assembly in New Jersey’s 26th District to restore accountability, transparency, and common sense to state government. A Verona resident, Laura is an internationally recognized career coach, best-selling author and mother of three. For more information click here.

Clothing drive for Dress for Success was held at Parsippany IHOP
Laura Fortgang putting more clothes that was collected at IHOP

Dress for Success promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and career development tools to help women thrive in work and life.

The 26th district includes the Morris County municipalities of Parsippany-Troy Hills Township, Butler Borough, Jefferson Township, Kinnelon Borough, Lincoln Park Borough, Montville Township, Morris Plains Borough, and Rockaway Township; Essex County communities of Fairfield Township, North Caldwell Borough, Verona Township, West Caldwell Township; Passaic County community of West Milford Township.