Did you watch the Oscars last night? I bet you didn’t know that Skinnygirl Cocktails is donating $2,500 to Dress for Success for each woman who sported the color RED! Dress for Success’ mission 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 Worldwide, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, was founded in New York City in 1997 as an answer to the needs of low-income women who are seeking employment and self-sufficiency. In the same year that Dress for Success was founded, the welfare overhaul set time restrictions for public assistance recipients, which in turn quickly forced heads of households into low wage jobs. Because of the rapid increase in the number of poor working women, they became an under-served segment of society and many lacked the skills and support to retain their employment. The organization stems the underlying cause of cyclical poverty through grassroots programs that produce long-term solutions. Dress for Success has responded to the needs of the women that they serve by providing professional attire, career development tools, and a network of support to help women succeed in work and in life.
Over the past 15 years, Dress for Success has grown into a thriving international not-for-profit organization that has supported more than 600,000 disadvantaged women at over 110 affiliates worldwide. They serve more than 50,000 clients each year throughout the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Ireland, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, the United Kingdom and the West Indies. Their efforts are partially supported by global network of over 5,000 volunteers. In 2010 over 5,000 disadvantaged women received assistance from our offices in New York City.
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