Help disadvantaged women secure employment

by Smart Works
Apr 29, 2013

Update on Dress for Success London

Sophia came to Dress for Success in March.  She had been out of work for over three years and was desperate for a job and struggling with very low self-esteem.  Two weeks later we received a lovely thank-you card from Sophia with the following message:

"I did it!  I got the job and it's all down to your lovely clothes and valuable interview skills.  The service was very warm and welcoming.  Thank you ladies for giving your helping hand when I needed it the most."

In the three months since we launched the Global Giving project, over three hundred vulnerable women have come to Dress for Success London for help to get them through their job interview.  These women are desperate to improve their lives and to provide for their families, but they are held back by poverty and low self-esteem.  At Dress for Sucess they receive a complete professional outfit of smart clothes to wear to their job interview, and one-to-one interview training to boost their confidence.  Looking fantastic and with their confidence restored, they have a much better chance of securing employment.  Over one in two of our clients gets the job.  

This is a very simple but extremely effective way of helping disadvantaged women escape from poverty and start to build a better life for themselves and their family.  Your financial donation to this project will help another woman tranform her life.   


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Smart Works

Location: London - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Joanna Hunter
London, United Kingdom

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