Did you know that at any given time in New South Wales, more than 100,000 women are looking for work and facing financial strife? It’s not an easy road, but Dress for Success is paving the way for struggling Australian women to achieve financial independence.
Dress for Success are our chosen women’s charity to support on International Women’s Day on the 8th of March.
Empower Hour is the ultimate pay it forward campaign and it is so easy to be a part of, simply donate one hour of your pay to take a woman in need from welfare to work.
Donating just one hour of your pay enables Dress for Success to transform women’s lives by instilling confidence, restoring dignity and providing the employability skills necessary to secure employment and achieve financial stability.
Help support Dress for Success to transform lives – go to www.empowerhour.org.au to donate.
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Dress for Success is a not-for-profit organisation that serves women who cannot find employment and have fallen into financial difficulty.
The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence. They empower these women to take back their confidence and overcome their barriers to gaining and sustaining employment.
Programs provide donated work clothing, mentoring, job-search skills, career coaching and networking at no cost to the women using the services.
Dress for Success clients have experienced various degrees of poverty, hardship, disadvantage or abuse. They range from young women from low socio-economic backgrounds at risk of disengaging from education, single mums struggling to provide for their families, mature women who lack adequate levels of super and savings and are at risk of living in poverty, women exiting correctional facilities, domestic violence survivors, women with disabilities and newly arrived migrants, asylum seekers and refugees.
Women are referred to Dress for Success by employment agencies, migrant services, social workers, teachers or other social agencies.
There are currently more than 354,000 women registered as seeking employment across Australia. In 2018 Dress for Success served more than 4,500 women across Australia.
Powered by volunteers, Dress for Success receives nearly 27,000 volunteer hours of support every year. The volunteer network is made up of more than 1,600 women and men who are passionate about using their skills, talents and time to give back to those who need it most.