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.
Founded in New York City in 1997, Dress for Success is an international nonprofit organization offering services designed to help clients 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.
Since 1997, Dress for Success has served more than 650,000 women around the world. Each year the organization reaches more than 65,000 women in the United States, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Ireland, France, Luxembourg, and the West Indies.
Dress for Success serves clients by referral only, and women must have an interview scheduled before receiving clothing. Clients come to Dress for Success from a continually expanding and diverse group of nonprofit and government agencies including homeless shelters, immigration services, job training programs, educational institutions, and domestic violence shelters, among many other organizations. Almost 4,500 organizations throughout the world send women to Dress for Success for professional apparel and career development services.
For more information about Dress for Success, please visit dressforsuccess.org.