With thousands of women unable to secure employment because they lack the resources to take the initial, yet vital, step of looking presentable for a job interview, Dressbarn is teaming up with the nonprofit organization.
Dress for Success wants to gather more than 60,000 articles of clothing, as part of its S.O.S. -Send One Suit Weekend® donation drive, March 1-4.
This year’s clothing drive marks the 10th consecutive year Dressbarn and Dress for Success have partnered to help women in need receive professional business attire. All 825 Dressbarn stores across the country, including Dressbarn stores in the Savannah area, will serve as drop-off sites for new or gently used professional attire including suits, dress shirts, blazers, pants, dresses and shoes that will be used to benefit women seeking to transition into the workforce. This year, Dressbarn would like to collect more than 60,000 pieces of professional attire; a pace of 15,000 items each day. All of the collected professional items will be given to the international non-profit organization, Dress for Success, which will then distribute the articles nationwide to women looking to gain a job or trying to reenter the workforce. All 825 Dressbarn stores will offer donors an additional 15% total purchase savings in gratitude for their generosity. A complete list of stores can be found at www.dressbarn.com.
For more information on Dressbarn in the Savannah area, please contact one of the following local stores: Debra Pirkle of Dressbarn, located at 11 Gateway Blvd. South in Savannah, at (912) 925- 4447 and 7400 Abercorn Street in Savannah,