Dec. 15, 2011
-- Soroptimist and Dress for Success are two international organizations with kindred missions. Both have a focus on improving the lives of women and assisting them in achieving economic independence.
In 2004, Raleigh Soroptimists launched a “Professional Clothing Closet” and began providing professional attire to disadvantaged women in Wake County. Dress for Success Triangle began offering services in Durham in 2008. The two organizations joined forces in Raleigh in 2009, expanding the services offered to women of Wake County.
Since then, Dress for Success Triangle has assumed full responsibility for the operations of the Raleigh Branch and Raleigh Soroptimists continue to contribute as volunteers and with club financial resources.
In celebration of the recent move by Dress for Success Triangle to the Urban Ministries building, Soroptimist donated 300 flash drives valued at approximately $2,000. The donation was made at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony held on December 9.
Soroptimist President Terri Craig stated “Many of our clients can’t afford this simple tool that most of us take for granted. A flash drive gives our women the ability to have easy access to their resumes and other job search documents. An additional benefit for the women receiving these flash drives is that each drive has a preloaded document with Career and Job Search Resource Links. This provides quick and easy access through hotlinks to valuable websites they can use in their job search.”
Raleigh Soroptimists help women and girls improve their lives through their many community partnerships and programs. They have assisted over 2000 women in their search for employment through the former Professional Clothing Closet and combined efforts with Dress for Success Triangle. For more information about Soroptimist International of Raleigh, NC, visit their website at www.soroptimistraleigh.org.
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Soroptimist is an international volunteer organization for business and professional women. The name, Soroptimist, means "Best for Women." The mission of Soroptimist is to improve the lives of women and girls in local communities and throughout the world. Soroptimist International of Raleigh, NC is a 501(c)(3) organization solely run and operated by volunteers, and relies on charitable donations to support its programs. www.soroptimistraleigh.org