A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place yesterday, December 7, 2010 at the brand new Dress for Success Worldwide – Central office in Chicago. This beautiful space with interior design by Suzanne Lovel, Inc. is located on the 23rd floor at 515 N. State Street.
I met Clara Hayes, Branch Manager, Central Office, Suzanne Elliott, Executive Vice President Resource Development and Strategic Marketing, and Mary Faith McConville, Regional Director, Central Office, who gave me an update.
The mission of Dress for Success 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. This office will serve women in Chicago by providing services to help them gain employment and become self-sufficient, and will also offer support and resources to more than 20 local affiliates in the Midwest and Central Canada.
From personal shopping, to career coaching and administrative support, there are many ways to use your talents to volunteer! Get information about donating your time on the Volunteer page.
Dress for Success Worldwide – Central is seeking individual and institutional donors and volunteers to support their important programs and services. Visit the Donations page to learn how to make a monetary or clothing donation.
Here's an easy way to contribute while you shop in Chicago this weekend! From December 10th – 12th, Sutton Studio at Bloomingdale’s North Michigan Avenue will host a suit drive to benefit Dress for Success Worldwide – Central’s grand opening. Shoppers who donate a new or nearly new suit during the promotion will receive 20% off their Sutton suit purchase in-store.
For more information go to dressforsuccess.org
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