Posted Online: Nov. 14, 2012, 11:28 am
Dress for Success Quad Cities celebrates 100 local women served
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Press release submitted by Kim Woodward
Dress for Success® Quad Cities, the local affiliate of the international not-for-profit organization, celebrated its 100th woman served on Friday, Nov. 9. To observe the milestone, the client received a dozen red roses and the two volunteer personal shoppers were also recognized.
One of more than 124 affiliates around the globe, Dress for Success® Quad Cities opened its doors in November 2011. Its mission is to empower women toward economic stability by providing them with business-appropriate clothing, mentoring and professional development programs.
"In just over a year, we've touched the lives of 100 women and helped them on their journey to financial independence," said Regina Haddock, founder and executive director of Dress for Success Quad Cities. "And it wouldn't have been possible without the hundreds of volunteers and donors who supported Dress for Success Quad Cities in the past twelve months."
Women come to Dress for Success Quad Cities by referral after having completed job training programs offered by more than 36 local social service agencies and non-profit organizations. Each client receives one interview suit in her first visit and, once she finds work, receives additional attire and an invitation to join the Professional Women's Group (PWG). The PWG program, along with Career Center and mentoring services, provides ongoing support to clients as they grow professionally, strive to turn their jobs into successful careers, and journey towards economic independence.
The boutique and office space for Dress for Success Quad Cities are located in the Union Arcade Building, 111 East Third Street, Suite 710, Davenport.
For more information, to volunteer, or to donate, please visit www.dressforsuccess.org/quadcities , e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or find Dress for Success Quad Cities on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dfsqc.
Pictured: (L to R): Suzanne Rakestraw (volunteer), Carolyn W. (client), Kimberly Schwartzkopf (volunteer), and Lynnette Rowden (volunteer).