Just this past week, our very own NJ Goldston, The Brunette decided it was time to clean out her closet! As every girl knows, letting go of slightly worn clothing is not an easy thing to do! The only thing that made this easier for NJ (and she was having a bit of a hard time of letting go and she tried to select timeless looks that would have the broadest appeal and use) was knowing all her vintage outfits were going to a great cause. After much research, she found the Dress for Success organization. Not only were all the women unbelievably appreciative, but NJ felt so good about her decision to donate, we wanted to share this incredible opportunity with you.
A little bit about Dress for Success straight from their website:
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.
Since 1997, Dress for Success has served more than 550,000 women around the world. Each year we reach more than 50,000 women in the United States, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, the Netherlands, Mexico, Poland and the West Indies.
Our clients come to us from a continually expanding and diverse group of non-profit and government agencies including homeless shelters, immigration services, job training programs, educational institutions and domestic violence shelters, among many other organizations. More than 3,000 organizations throughout the world send women to Dress for Success for professional apparel and career development services.
On her initial visit a woman receives a suit appropriate for the industry in which she is interviewing and, if available, accessories. After a woman finds a job she returns to Dress for Success for additional clothing that can be mixed and matched to make several outfits, providing her with the foundation for a professional wardrobe.
While we may be best known for providing suits to women, it is our employment retention programs that are the cornerstone of the organization. Soon after Dress for Success was founded we came to recognize that finding work is only one step in a woman’s journey towards economic independence; remaining employed and building a rewarding career are essential if a woman is to become self-sufficient.
Celebrities who also support Dress for Success:
America Ferrera, Angie Harmon, Edie Falco, Felicity Huffman, Jane Seymour, Jenna Fischer, Jennie Garth, Julianne Moore, LisaKudrow, Kim Cattrall, Laura Linney, Tina Fey Teri Hatcher, Kimora Lee Simmonds and Vanessa Williams!
Feel good about cleaning out your closet.
Xx. Jadan Huter & NJ Goldston