Charity Spotlight: Dress for Success


Birdies #: 1829

Location: Davenport, IA

Website: https://quadcities.dressforsuccess.org

Mission: 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.

Impact of charity on the community:

  • Attaining employment can be very difficult for women living in poverty, especially if they are single-mothers or come from challenging circumstances (e.g. homelessness, domestic violence, or post-incarceration).
  • After job-training, vocational guidance or rehabilitation is complete and they have a job interview scheduled, women are referred by our non-profit partners for free suits, shoes and accessories. They also receive interview coaching and resume reviews.
  • Upon employment, we provide a second suiting and access to job-retention focused professional development programs to build both skills AND confidence -- to help women get a job, keep a job, and grow a career.
  • One woman's success is multiplied as her children, employer, neighborhood and local businesses all benefit from her rising income and transition from dependence to economic independence. 

MAGIC HAPPENS HERE

June 27 - 3

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