New clothes can put a spring your step and help you feel confident at work or during a job interview. They provide you with the confidence you need to nail that interview or project a professional image to your coworkers and customers. But without access to professional clothing, your opportunities and your self-confidence may be limited.
Women who are living in poverty and are entering the workforce for the first time or those who are reentering the workforce often struggle with obtaining professional clothing and other materials needed to join the workforce successfully. Dress for Success recognized this problem and now works to provide women with long-lasting solutions that can help the obtain safer and more prosperous futures.
Dress for Success Pittsburgh is a 501C3 non-profit and is one of 29 Dress for Success affiliates in Pennsylvania, with locations in Allegheny, Greene, Butler, Fayette, and Washington Counties. Their mission is centered around clothing, connection, and confidence and empowering and providing support to women who are entering or re-entering the workforce.
This organization provides women with the clothing and other items they need for a job interview. Items such as clothing, shoes, and personal care items are provided. Dress for Success also provides professional accessories, and once the woman gets a job, she can return to Dress for Success to choose three more outfits to add to her professional wardrobe.
Dress for Success, with the support of the community foundations of Fayette, Washington, and Greene Counties, as well as corporate sponsors such as Accenture, were able to purchase two mobile boutiques, one to serve the North and one to serve the South. These mobile boutiques, customized by Superior Custom Designs, will provide women with a more accessible way to get the resources and clothing they need to succeed.
The North Mobile Boutique, with Premier Sponsors are Macy’s and ADT, will serve Allegheny and Butler Counties. The South Mobile Boutique’s Empowerment Sponsors are Range Resources and Chevron. This boutique will serve Washington, Greene, and Fayette Counties.
Dress for Success will debut their mobile boutiques at the Pittsburgh Business Show where they will also have a donation board set up for those who are interested in offering their support.
Interested companies can volunteer for Dress for Success Pittsburgh as a team-building exercise and as a to show that they support what Dress for Success does as well as the community at large. For those interested in hosting a mobile event or for those who know someone in need of our services should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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