solves the catch-22 that confronts disadvantaged women trying to enter the workforce: without a job, how can you afford a suit? But without a suit, how can you get a job?
Dress for Success started in New York, and has spread worldwide. In New Zealand, there are affiliates in Northland, Auckland, Wellington, Hamilton, Rotorua and Christchurch.
The Wellington branch of Dress for Success helps women with finding an appropriate outfit for job interviews, and then once each client has landed a job, they help her to find another work outfit. The outfits are free, and they are for keeps. Clients are referred to Dress for Success (Wellington) by various agencies. The main criterion for getting assistance with clothing is that the woman is work-ready, and keen, and just needing that extra bit of help to land a job.
Dress for Success Wellington is running a movie fundraiser on 28 April 2011.
Movie: "Another Year" (trailer here)
Date: 5pm for movie starting at 6pm, Thursday 28 April
Venue: Penthouse Cinema and Cafe, Brooklyn
Tickets: $25 (includes a glass of wine or bubbly and light snacks), available from Dash Tickets.
Plus there will be raffles and spot prizes and goody bags.
More details on the Dress for Success Wellington events page.
Many thanks to Boganette for letting me know about this event.