Community Connection: Spotlight on Dress For Success
WHAT THEY DO:
“The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Our vision is a world where women do not live in poverty; are treated with dignity and respect; and are strengthening their families and shaping their communities.
“Dress for Success Phoenix has suited more than 9,800 women since our inception in 2009, distributing more than $1,000,000 in apparel and accessories to our clients. We collaborate with more than 140 agencies to assist women to become job-ready. Dress for Success provides vital employment retention programs through our Professional Women’s Group and Going Places Network. Dress for Success Phoenix launched its Mobile Career Center in July 2015 and has served over 1,000 clients since launching,” states the organization’s website.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
- Donate clothing items or host a donation drive – your gently-used clothing gives a woman a fresh start!
- Donate funds.
- Volunteer – help with suiting clients, with career counseling or general tasks with the Mobile Career Center, now in the East Valley and West Valley.
- Attend the annual Shop for Success designer sale.
- Attend the 10th annual Suit for the Stars Gala. This year held on November 2nd at The Scottsdale Resort.