DRESS FOR SUCCESS AUCKLAND - WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO
What we do at Dress for Success Auckland?
We enable women who are determined to get ahead, to look great and feel fantastic at their job interviews. We give them heart to believe in themselves so that they can get a job and keep it.
Every woman who comes to us receives a top-to-toe dressing from a trained volunteer stylist. She receives clothing, makeup, jewellery, shoes, a handbag and anything else she needs to make a great first impression – and she gets to keep everything. Once she secures a job, she can come back for a second dressing and is eligible to join our networking group and receive free career mentoring from job professionals.
So... you think a new outfit can save the world?
No, but we know that the ‘outside’ transformation we provide has a powerful effect on the ‘inside’ of every woman we see. She looks fantastic – and when she looks in the mirror, something special happens.
One woman said “I felt reminded of the strength and confidence that I already had inside.” A little “lift” from us enables her to see above and beyond her present situation and sends a message of aspiration and encouragement.
Our wrap around approach aims at empowering our clients with the confidence to succeed long term; well beyond that all-important first interview.
Who are our clients?
Our clients come from a range of backgrounds... from students starting out in the world, to mums returning to the workforce, to women who have once ‘had it all’ but who have been set back and forced to start again.
Clients are referred to us by over 300 referring agencies including Work & Income, Citizens Advice Bureau and many training organisations.
How do the rest of us benefit?
Every woman empowered by employment represents a family helped towards financial independence, which in turn helps ensure a thriving community.
How can we help Dress for Success Auckland do what they do?
We are not government funded so rely entirely on grants, fundraising efforts and public donations. It costs on average$160 to provide our full, wraparound services to each woman and we see up to 1500 women every year.
You can show your support by liking us on Facebook, telling people about us, donating your gently used womenswear to us, running a clothing drive among friends or colleagues, or even sponsoring one woman to succeed by setting up an A/P of just $10 per month!
To donate: 03 0207 0614907 00 (WESTPAC)
To contribute clothing: Give us a call to find a drop off point near you!
To find out more: www.facebook.com/dfsaklnewzealand
To get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org, Ph 09 377 2762
We are always looking for new volunteers, supporters, ideas and friends of the organisation. If you think you can help, please get in touch and let’s chat!