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Dress for Success
Our fave charities are DressforSuccess and workingwardrobes Working Wardrobes is a non profit organization based in Fountain Valley, CA. WW provides professional wardrobing, career services and self esteem for 4500 men, women and teens each year who are emerging from a life crises and re-entering the work force. They serve between 30-50 clients each week in their Client Center and approximately half of these clients require plus size clothing. WW is based solely on donations. 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 has affiliate locations in 83 cities across the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, the Netherlands, and New Zealand and has suited more than 350,000 women since 1997.
About the Dress for Success Women
70 percent of Dress for Success women wear size 14W or higher and they need our help! The Dress for Success women are single mothers raising an average of 2-3 children, represent all ethnicities and races, range in age from 18-60, with the majority age 18-38, and lived under the poverty level prior to receiving Dress for Success's services.
How Dress for Success Works
Dress for Success provides each woman with a business suit when she has a job interview. When she successfully lands the job, she returns to Dress for Success for up to one week's worth of business appropriate separates. She also receives an invitation to join the Professional Women's Group, the organization's career development and networking group, and participate in other employment retention programs such as the Career Center, mentoring and Career Fairs. Dress for Success serves job-ready women by referral only from more than 3,000 non-profit organizations including domestic violence agencies, homeless shelters and job-training programs.
How Can You Help
Your monetary and clothing donations are welcome. Log onto DressforSuccess or workingwardrobes for donation info. Fax or email us a copy of your donation receipt prior to placing an order and take 10% off your total order from BlackCatPlus.com. We are "suited up" and committed to go to work and help our favorite causes!