The Greater Orlando Dress for Success program was implemented to assist low-income women in the Orlando community who are looking to enter the workforce. Dress for Success is an international organization that outfits women with attire and career skills to help them acquire a job.
Without a job, how can I afford a suite?
Without a suit, how can I get the job?
Newly re-structured, the Orlando branch is always in need of professional clothing items. Check on-line for current drop-off dates and locations.
Items that area needed include the following professional, work related items:
- Women’s suits (slacks, skirts, jackets)
- Jewelry & scarves
- Purses & briefcases
Of course, cash donations are also accepted.
Contact information can be found at the website, Dress for Success.
This is a great opportunity to clean out your closet. We all have items that haven’t been worn in years, that no longer fit or are just not needed. For me it is easier to part with a nice suit knowing that it will find a good home and be appreciated. Giving someone that extra bit of confidence that comes from looking their best could be what helps them land a needed job to continue down the road of becoming more self-sufficient.
Instead of donating professional clothing items to local organizations that will put them for sale in a store, consider Dress for Success as a more direct route to helping those that need it most. The organization works with other non-profit agencies that include homeless and domestic violence shelters, substance abuse recovery facilities and job training programs. Clients are not charged for the items. One suit is provided for interviewing with a goal of providing a weeks worth of outfits when a job is landed.