Dress for Success

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Dress For Success
Felicia Jones
English T/R 2:00
Mike Wilson
Ivy Tech Community College
June 29th 2010

Finding a job is probably one of the hardest and most time consuming tasks in life. The second hardest is being a female and trying to find a suit to wear to the interview you just landed and your low on cash. Thats where Dress For Success comes in. Dress For Success is an International non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of women and is located in 85 cities across the U.S., Canada, the U.K., the Netherlands and New Zealand. Dress For Success basically solves the problem that confronts disadvantage 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? Each Dress For Success client recieves one suit when she has a job interview and additional apparel, up to a week worth of clothing, when she becomes employed. Since Dress For Success has many affiliates, clients are also supplied, when available, other pieces of clothing and accessories such as shoes, scarves, jewerly and other interview-appropriate items. When choosing a place to write about, my ultimate choice was to write about the MLK Multi- Service Center. Dress For Success was my second choice because I didnt think i would get a whole three pages out of a place that just gave out suits ( little did I know about this place). Then I spoke to my friend Kelly Hunter who coincedently had just went and recieved clothes from Dress For Success. She said that she needed clothes for her interview so she went to Dress For Success and she stated,’That from the moment I stepped through the door the service was excellent. Not only did I recieve clothes but I also got help in revising and updating my resume.’’ Kelly got help with her resume through the...
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