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Three hundred low-income, single mothers from throughout the state came to Salt Lake City last month to choose from over 4,000 pieces of donated clothing during the "Women Helping Women Work" clothing drive.

The event was organized to give single mothers on their way to self-sufficiency a chance to build a professional wardrobe."We know that many women, particularly single mothers, need help to become self-sufficient; we also realize that many of them need clothing in good condition to wear for job interviews," city volunteer coordinator Tamara Wharton said.

City employees donated clothing and the drive got a big boost from Pyke Manufacturing Co., which donated 2,000 new pieces of clothing valued at $30,000.