Dress for Success New Plymouth is a charity whose mission is to help women become financially independent so that they can actively define their life, the direction they take and what success means to them while being able to support and care for themselves and their family.
Dress For Success does this by providing a network of support, professional interview and work attire, by providing access to development tools designed to give life-lasting knowledge, and skills needed to find employment.
Clients come from many different backgrounds; single mums returning to work or looking for their first job, women who have mental health challenges, women who have recently finished their studies, who are immigrants or new to the region. One thing they all have in common is that they want to find employment and be financially independent so they feel empowered to make informed decisions and have a real sense of purpose.
Dress For Success relies on funding from a number of local businesses to maintain the operational aspects of our business. Given the recent growth in client numbers, they are moving to new premises to enhance the experience offered to clients. Providing clients with a comfortable, safe and enjoyable environment is paramount to helping them feel like they matter and are deserving of support.
Dress For Success is delighted to be chosen as the October 5% Project partner and will use the donation to assist with the costs of fitting out their new premises and expanding the range of clothes available.