Monday, October 20, 2008

Dress for Success

I often consider the options for the best use of clothing that I am doing away with and I've found a wonderful organization that puts corporate wear (a glorified name for grown-up business clothes) to great use by giving it to disadvantaged women who desire to have a job. The process is continual as they receive one suit for the interview process and then additional wardrobe pieces upon receipt of a job offer. If you've recently changed sizes or if you just don't love some of the suits or other professional apparel in your closet as much as you once did, Dress for Success will gladly take them!

From their website:
The mission of Dress for Success is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

Dress for Success serves clients by referral only, and women must have an interview scheduled before receiving clothing. Our clients come to us from a continually expanding and diverse group of non-profit and government agencies including homeless shelters, immigration services, job training programs, educational institutions and domestic violence shelters, among many other organizations. More than 2,750 organizations throughout the world send women to Dress for Success for professional apparel and career development services.

On her initial visit a woman receives a suit appropriate for the industry in which she is interviewing and, if available, accessories. After a woman finds a job she returns to Dress for Success for additional clothing that can be mixed and matched to make several outfits, providing her with the foundation for a professional wardrobe.
So if you come across a few things that could help this most wonderful organization, call your local Dress for Success affiliate and help a deserving woman get the apparel she needs to interview for a job.

1 comment:

Muffy said...

This is a great group! Wonderful post!