What is Dress for Success?
Dress for Success is a global not-for-profit organisation that supports women to break the cycle of poverty. The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. By providing free clothing and resources for career development, women experiencing difficult circumstances are given the opportunity to get back on their feet and pursue their futures.
Driven by the goal of creating long-lasting solutions and better futures for women, Dress for Success works to help women combat poverty to achieve financial independence and autonomy within their own lives. Since 1997, Dress for Success has expanded to 143 cities in 23 countries and has helped more than 1.3 million women work towards self-sufficiency.
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Who is Dress for Success?
Dress for Success is a registered charity that is based in New York. The majority of their team is female, including their board of directors and broader staff. Dress for Success is an organisation based on women supporting women through empowerment and resources. The organisation proudly supports trans women and non-binary people who are comfortable in women’s spaces. With the likes of Scarlett Johansson behind their latest campaign, the Dress for Success team is committed to instilling clothing and confidence in the women who need it most. Read more about who Dress for Success are, and the women they work with.
What are some of Dress for Success’ initiatives?
For International Women’s Day within Australia, they are running their 'Empower Hour’ campaign that encourages donations specifically for career and professional development sessions run by experts in the field. Dress for Success have asked individuals interested in donating to pledge one hour of pay to help a woman overcome the barrier of unemployment and support her journey to financial independence. Some of the goals driving this campaign are the gender pay gap, the cost of living, and the threat of financial insecurity on wellbeing.
On top of this, Dress for Success has had various initiatives across the globe. They have clothing drives that welcome donations of women’s professional attire. During Black History Month, their Instagram feed was full of personal spotlights on some of their black employees. They also encourage volunteers and influencers to work with them on their campaigns, so you can get involved in your local area!
Why has VUSH chosen to work with Dress for Success?
With International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month this month, VUSH has decided to support Dress for Success to help women get back on their feet. As a brand with a majority female staff base ourselves, VUSH is passionate about supporting women within the workforce. This partnership means that when VUSH’s customers invest in their own self care and sexual wellness, they are driving positive change for women globally. Feel good, do good.
What is VUSH contributing to Dress for Success in Women’s History Month?
This month, $1 from every VUSH order is going straight to Dress for Success. From March 1st - 28th, VUSH is donating $1 from each sale. To participate in our month-long charity spotlight, shop VUSH’s range of sex toys. All of our sexual wellness products are waterproof and made with medical grade silicone, so you know you’re investing in quality products. If you’re interested in giving more to Dress for Success, you can donate directly on their website.
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