Dress For Success SW Florida Make Record Breaking Strides in 2014

Dress for Success SW Florida Make Record Breaking Strides in 2014

Dress for Success SW Florida held its signature event,

“A Fashion Night in Black & White,” on January 23, 201​4​ that included a White House | Black Market exclusive fashion show and held both a live and silent auctions. Over 200 people attended the event and helped Dress for Success SW Florida raise over $68,000 for their programs; the highest yet for the Southwest Florida affiliate.

Along with creating awareness for Dress for Success, the women being honored from the program received great recognition for their accomplishments. Donna Noce, President of White House | Black Market presented a check for $10,000 to Dress for Success SW Florida. She is a founding trustee for Dress for Success SW Florida.

“This event was incredibly successful for our organization, ” stated Barbara Dell, Executive Director of Dress for Success SW Florida. “The support we have received from the Southwest Florida community is extraordinary. We would like to especially thank Donna Noce and founding sponsor, White House | Black Market. If it were not for dedicated sponsors and partners such as Southwest Florida Works, Dress for Success SW Florida would not have the opportunity nor the means to serve, encourage and provide resources to the many hundreds of women in Lee and Collier counties,” adds Dell.

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. There are 135 Dress for Success locations internationally with focusing on providing career wardrobes and employment counseling to disadvantaged women. Since starting operations in 1997, Dress for Success Worldwide has helped more than 700,000 women work toward self-sufficiency. For information on Dress for Success SW Florida located at 12995 S. Cleveland Ave. Suite 153, Fort Myers, FL in the Pinebrook Plaza, email swflorida@dressforsuccess.org, call 239-689-4992 or visit www.DressForSuccess.org/swflorida.

This article was submitted by a Guest Author of the Above Board Chamber.