One charity that is close to my heart is Dress for Success Charlotte. 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.
Did you know that Dress for Success Charlotte helped 811 new clients in 2010 and saw a 70% increase in new interview suitings over 2009? Show your support May 7 with the 5K Power Walk for Dress for Success Charlotte!
I hope you grab your walking shoes and join me and other individuals in over 30 locations to support the empowerment of women.
*Please note Jillian Michaels will NOT be present at the Charlotte Walk. She is the National Spokesperson of this event.*
Now grab your walking shoes, get your team together and join us on May 7th!
Freedom Park, Charlotte
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Registration: 7:30 AM
Walk Start: 8:30 AM
~ Rain or Shine ~
Register to walk or create a team by visiting this link:
Unable to attend or walk? That's ok! Sign up to be a Virtual Walker or become a sponsor!
For more information about The Power Walk for Dress for Success in Charlotte,
Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that promotes 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. Since 1997, Dress for Success has expanded to more than 110 cities in the U.S., Australia, Canada, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, the UK and the West Indies. To date, Dress for Success has helped more than 550,000 women work towards self-sufficiency.
Dress for Success recognizes that in order to gain employment and become self-sufficient, it is critical that women are also healthy and well. In 2010, Dress for Success launched a Health & Wellness initiative with the Professional Women’s Group to empower women to make healthy choices in work and in life.
In 2009, 95% of all contributions received by Dress for Success supported our programs and services. It is very important for us to minimize our administrative and fundraising costs to ensure that we are serving disadvantaged women with the best possible programs and services to help them achieve economic independence. Dress for Success Worldwide has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for seven consecutive years for sound fiscal management. Dress for Success Worldwide has also obtained GuideStar Exchange’s Seal-Holder status and is recognized as a valued “partner in trust” for transparency and fiscal responsibility. Dress for Success Worldwide meets the BBB Wise Giving Alliance's Standards for Charity Accountability. For more information, please visit: www.dressforsuccess.org