Mercer County Dress For Success to donate womens’ suits for job interviews

Dress for Success Mercer County, an affiliate of the international non-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women, is participating in S.O.S. – Send One Suit – Weekend® taking place March 1-4. In its 10th year, the campaign encourages women nationwide to donate one new or nearly-new interview suit to help another woman enter the workforce and take charge of her life.

Dress Barn, the national title sponsor and drop-off location for S.O.S. – Send One Suit – Weekend®, will accept donations of professional apparel for women throughout the four-day event.  Last year, more than 51,000 suits and career separates were donated by consumers at Dress Barn stores. The donations are distributed to Dress for Success affiliates located throughout the United States.  On average, more than 20 percent of each affiliate’s annual suiting needs are met through S.O.S –Send One Suit- Weekend®.

“We are proud to participate in S.O.S. – Send One Suit – Weekend,” said Dress for Success Executive Director Lorrie Klaric.  “By donating just one suit, you are supporting a local woman on her journey to economic independence and to achieving a brighter future for herself and her family.”

Dress for Success Mercer County is a non-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.  The Lawrenceville office includes a boutique where clients receive custom suits and accessories, a Career Center offering guidance, technology and job search skills and a Professional Women’s Group for support and training. All services are provided free of charge to eligible clients with the goal of instilling confidence and professionalism. Since 2007 they have assisted 1600 women in central NJ. The organization is a member of Dress for Success, with affiliates in more than 110 cities in 13 countries. To learn more, visit www.dressforsuccess.org/mercercounty. Connect on twitter @DFSMercer.