"Sometimes in life, due to circumstances beyond my control, I have felt hopeless. Your kindness, professionalism and genuine helpful attitude with me have gone a long way toward eliminating those feelings. You have given me that most valuable of commodities, HOPE and I thank you.” At Dress for Success Lexington, we strive to build positive relationships with our clients. The previous quote was part of a handwritten note we recently received from one of our clients. It speaks to the heart of what we try to do every day – to empower the women we serve to be all that they can be, and thrive in both work and life.
It can often be the little things that help you get ahead - a dress suit, someone to spell check your résumé, or tips on how to introduce yourself with confidence. Your donations will help provide professional attire for women to wear to job interviews, facilitate career-development and networking meetings, help run financial-literacy sessions, and more!
Dress for Success Lexington is a local affiliate of Dress for Success, a worldwide non-profit organization that has grown to 142 affiliates located in 20 countries since it was started in 1997. Since opening our doors on October 1, 2013 in Eastland Shopping Center, Dress for Success Lexington has served over 370 women through our suiting program, in our Career Center, and through various workshops, and has partnered with 30 referral agencies and counting within the community. As a result, we were recognized as the 2015 Rookie of the Year at this year's Dress for Success Global Affiliate Leadership conference. The women we serve have ranged in age from 16-72, and from size 0 to 5x. They come from a variety of backgrounds, and are pursing jobs in fields such as hospitality and food service, cosmetology, child care, administrative positions and more.