Dress for Success Michiana prepares for free pop-up closet
SOUTH BEND, Ind. --- The Michiana chapter of Dress for Success celebrated women in the community on International Women’s Day as the team organized a pop-up closet at Howard Park.
The non-profit organization also launched the “Your Hour, Her Power” campaign on International Women’s Day. The campaign asks for people to donate an hour of pay to support a woman in achieving the next step towards economic independence, job retention and career advancement.
“And I think most importantly taking those three pieces together, it really helps women define what success means for them,” Sherry Klein said, CEO, Founder and Executive Director of Dress for Success Michiana.
Dress for Success is an international non-profit empowering women to thrive in the workforce by providing support and free professional attire to help women feel their best at their next job interview.
“It’s really just depending on what that woman needs to be successful in her job on a daily basis, we want to be able to provide that for her,” Klein said.
Whether a woman is looking for a job in construction, retail or marketing—Dress for Success Michiana has suitable clothing for everyone.
On Monday, the non-profit will continue the spirit of International Women’s Day with a suiting event at Howard Park to help women “suit up” for the job hunt and feel comfortable in the process.
“We want to make sure that the women who come into our program, when they leave us, that that is how they look and how they feel…that they are putting their best self forward for that job interview,” Klein said.
To date, the non-profit has helped more than 1,000,000 women around the globe and the Michiana chapter is making its mark to help give women in the community a hand.
“So that’s one of the things that I love, just knowing that I am waking up every day, I’m helping women,” Klein said.
Dress for Success Michiana will also have a voter registration booth at Monday’s suiting event. The pop-up closet will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m at Howard Park's Community Center.
The organization is always accepting new or gently used clothing and accessories. The chapter’s greatest need is for clothing in petite and plus sizes.