Dress for Success Charity
Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization. It empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support. In addition, it provides professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
Since starting operations in 1997, Dress for Success has expanded to more than 150 cities in 30 countries, and therefore, has helped more than one million women work towards self-sufficiency.
Dress for Success Austin opened in 2003 and will celebrate 16 years of service to the Austin community in October. They serve 1,000 women per year who can return multiple times for career counseling and training. Moreover, training also includes participation in other career development and financial education programs.
In 2011, Westbank Dry Cleaning became a dedicated supporter. Westbank serves as a collection site for receiving donations from the community and delivering them directly to Dress for Less. To free up space for a career center, Westbank generously donated a conveyor in 2013. The conveyor holds much of the inventory that is then used for dressing clients with the appropriate wardrobe for interviews or for their new job.
For seven years, Westbank and Dress for Success Austin have had a strong partnership. Consequently, Westbank became a natural fit because customers drop off clothing donations at our locations.
In conclusion, “freeing up the floor space to expand programs for charity was a positive move forward for Dress for Success”. They are now serving more clients with additional services. They have expresses their thanks for Westbank’s continued support and partnership,” said Mia Johns, Director of Programs.
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