FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
IR # 97-61
Monday, December 22, 1997

CONTACT:
Rick Rice
Dean Fryer
(415) 972-8835
Quoc Duong
(415) 703-2218


-- MEDIA ADVISORY --

SAN FRANCISCO -- The California Department of Industrial Relations is pleased to announce that it will make a substantial contribution of clothing to several non-profit organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area during an event to be held at the Southeast Asian Community Center, a non-profit organization based in San Francisco's Tenderloin District. The apparel is for distribution to disadvantaged families in the area. Media is invited to cover the donation event. Details are listed below.

WHEN:

11:00 a.m., Tuesday December 23, 1997

WHERE:

Southeast Asian Community Center
875 O'farrell Street
San Francisco, Ca 94109
(Contact: Philip Tuong Nguyen; Tel: 415/885-2743)

WHO:

Acting Director John Duncan and California Labor Commissioner Jose Millan will make the presentation to representatives from a number of non-profit organizations serving Bay Area families in need.

WHAT:

The donation of new clothing consists of apparel confiscated from underground shops by investigators of the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement directed by Commissioner Millan. Under the law, the clothing must either be destroyed to prevent it from being resold, or it may be donated for direct distribution to individuals and families.

WHY:

Befitting of the holiday season, the donation is made on behalf of state labor investigators and victims of the underground economy to help those in need.
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