At least twenty five employees and volunteers from Walmart and Dress for Success SW Florida will kick off the project at 9 a.m on Thursday May 17th at Our Mother’s Home located at 7438 Carrier Road in Fort Myers. Painting will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 6 p.m. each day. Volunteers will work in three hour shifts. Community volunteers with commercial or residential painting experience are welcome.
The Professional Womens Group (PWG) is a networking group for Dress for Success clients who recently entered back into the workforce, which promotes employment retention and career advancement by providing valuable skill-building information and networking opportunities with other professionals. The CAP project enables PWG members to address critical issues that affect the community, while building new friendships and enhancing leadership skills.
Together, Dress for Success and Walmart will support Our Mother's Home, which is in need of house repairs, especially painting of the most utilized rooms of the house such as the kitchen, bathroom, living room and bedrooms. Our Mother's Home is a not-for-profit organization that provides teen moms a supportive environment to stay with their children, learn life skills, and finish their education.
“Walmart has once again stepped up to the plate to help us make this dream become a reality,” said Barbara Dell, Executive Director of Dress for Success SW Florida. She adds, “Dress for Success SW Florida is fortunate to receive community support throughout the year, and this project is a way for our organization and the clients we serve to give back to the community.”
About Dress for Success
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. The vision for the Southwest Florida affiliate is to provide an opportunity for socially and economically disadvantaged women in Lee and Collier counties to improve themselves, receive support in career development and feel more confident and empowered. There are 118 Dress For Success locations in seven countries focused on providing career wardrobes and employment counseling to disadvantaged women. Since starting operations in 1997, Dress for Success has helped more than 600,000 women work toward self-sufficiency. For information, email email@example.com, call 239-