How you can help women achieve economic independence

As someone who takes an active leadership in philanthropy, Dress For Success is one of my favourite organizations to support.

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.

Through various initiatives, Dress For Success provides support to groups such as:

  • Single mothers, raising an average of 2-3 children
  • Women from all ethnic backgrounds
  • Women aged 18 to 60 years old, with the majority aged 18 – 38 years old
  • Women living in poverty
  • Women with all levels of education
  • Women who are newcomers to Canada

Some of the programs Dress For Success provides support through include:

The Suiting Program – More than just clothing, this is a transformational experience that builds confidence and self-esteem, enabling a woman to secure meaningful employment.

The Career Service Program – Gives women the tools they need to successfully find work.

The Working Women Program – Supports our newly employed clients as they transition into the workplace, often for the first time. It helps them stay employed and overcome challenges.

Dress for Success is launching their first-ever Success…is in the Bag program on March 8 International Women’s Day to help women across Canada achieve economic independence. Through the Success…is in the Bag women can donate a high-end luxury bag that will be auctioned off online via Love That Bag, with all proceeds from the donations going towards supporting low-income women in Canada. Success…is in the Bag was created to provide disadvantaged women in Canada with a network of support, professional attire and development tools to help them.

How the donation process works:

Interested donation participates can and arrange a pick up of their handbag.

The handbag will receive a professional market value appraisal. For handbags valued at $1,000 or more a charitable tax receipt will be issued to the donor

The donated designer handbag will be included in a sale to support Dress for Success across Canada (May 2017).

Do your part and get involved now in this wonderful initiative.

Connect with Dress For Success on social media and spread the word by using the hashtag #successisinthebag

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