Vivian Killebrew, owner of Stepping Out on Faith, and store manager Krystal Lewis beam over the 00 check presented by the Kiwanis Club of Evanston to purchase clothing for residents of Hilda’s Place. Photo courtesy of the Kiwanis Club of Evanston

It is a partnership of the best kind: the Kiwanis Club of Evanston, consignment shop Stepping Out on Faith and Hilda’s Place working together to make sure that clients finding new jobs look professional.

They were excited by the prospect of reentering the working world but dismayed by the thought of coming up with a work place wardrobe.

Kiwanis, working with Vivian Killebrew of Stepping Out on Faith, presented the store with a check for $500 to be used by the Hilda’s Place residents to outfit them for their new assignments. Killebrew’s late husband, Ron, was a Kiwanian and the club knew of her efforts to develop a business in Evanston.

“There’s  a real sense of community in this project,” said Ms. Todd. “And our clients, who are understandably somewhat anxious, have one less job-related worry…They will look good,” she added.