Investment theme: Building skills and confidence
“2013 was a very successful year for Dress for Success Strathclyde. Presenting at the Women’s Fund for Scotland event was a great bonus” said Ann Marie, the charity’s treasurer.
Dress for Success Strathclyde received £3,000 from the Women’s Fund which will cover power and maintenance bills for the next nine months. Another donor, who also attended our evening, granted Dress for Success Strathclyde £1,000 which was put towards a fund which has also received contributions by the Royal Bank of Scotland Community Fund and Dress for Success Global Fund. With this fund Dress for Success Strathclyde are planning to launch a breakfast club for their clients and are also able to start piloting programmes for their new career centre.
Other fundraising ventures coming up include a fashion show and a Ladies lunch. Dress for Success works to provide free professional attire, offering a network of support and the career development tools to help women from disadvantaged backgrounds thrive in work. Their purpose is to promote economic independence believing that a woman can then invest in her own future and better her life. During 2013 Dress for Success Strathclyde dressed over 200 women for interview and employment and are aiming to dress over 250 women throughout 2014.