The local Rhode Island affiliate has helped change the lives of local women by supporting them with suits, career advice, networking, mentoring, and much more. The local non-profit is run by volunteers in the Rhode Island community. Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization supported by Bobbi Brown. Bobbi Brown Cosmetics has worked with Dress for Success since 2001 to help disadvantaged women gain their independence and self-esteem.
“This event isn’t about us, it’s about women who deserve a second chance,” said Terri Stone, Dress for Success RI board president. “Dress for Success empowers disadvantaged women throughout the world and we want to help change the lives of more women right here in Rhode Island.”
“Lights, Camera, Fashion” will be held on May 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Providence Marriott on Orms Street, featuring an array of fashions, silent auction items and signature hors d'oeuvres. The fashion show begins at 8 p.m. General admission tickets are $40 and VIP front row tickets with goodie bag are $60. Visit www.dressforsuccessri.org for registration and ticket information.
Dress for Success RI holds monthly meetings and welcomes new volunteers to help disadvantaged women dress for success. Founded in New York City in 1997, Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization offering services designed to help underprivileged women find jobs and remain employed. Each Dress for Success client receives one suit when she has a job interview and can return for a second suit or separates when she finds work and joins the Professional Women’s Group, where she receives education, mentoring, and networking.
Since 1997, Dress for Success has served more than 500,000 women around the world. Each year the organization reaches more than 45,000 women in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Mexico, Poland and the West Indies. All Dress for Success organizations are not-for-profit entities, with Dress for Success Worldwide and its U.S. affiliates having 501(c)(3) charitable status and those outside the U.S. operating as registered charities. Clothing donations and financial contributions made to Dress for Success affiliates within the U.S. are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
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Jackie Hennessey is an enthusiastic public relations professional, author and blogger. She serves on the Steering Committee for Dress for Success Rhode Island. She uses her expertise to promote businesses and non-profit organizations more effectively. She is the author of How to Spread Sanity on a Cracker, available on Amazon.