Dress for Success





On March 7, Dress for Success Vancouver is hosting its annual fundraising event at the beautiful Rosewood Georgia Hotel. Dress for Success is an organization that provides women with the clothing (not to mention confidence!) they need to succeed in the workforce. If you enjoy hors d'oeuvres, door prizes, live auctions, and listening to the remarkable success stories of women aided by Dress for Success, I would strongly urge you to consider attending. You can find all the details, as well as a link to purchase your tickets, here: 

Impact - An Event for Change




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Dress for Success Suiting Drive





Picture this: you're a qualified and eager potential employee looking for work, but you've been out of the workforce for some time, maybe even years. You need suitabe interview attire, but perhaps don't have anything appropriate or the means to go out and buy something new. This is the reality for many women in Greater Vancouver. Plum, together with Dress for Success, is eager to help these women.

Dress for Success is an organization that promotes "the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life." 

Today until November 11, 2012, all Lower Mainland Plum locations will be accepting donations of interview-appropriate clothing in support of Dress for Success Vancouver. Donations can be dropped off at our South Granville, Kitsilano, North Vancouver, Richmond, White Rock, Langley, or Coquitlam locations. For our store hours and locations, click here. Donations can also be taken directly to Dress for Success; check below for complete details.




Donations can also be taken directly to Dress for Success. I've copied the main donation deets here for you.

"We gratefully accept donations of suits and other business wear (no more than 3 years old) - cleaned and on hangers. Our clients may need to wear their outfit to an interview the next day, so clean, current, stylish clothing is important!...Our test is whether or not you the donor would feel proud having one of our clients wear the suit to an interview.

We are also grateful for donations of handbags, footwear, outerwear and unopened toiletries and pantyhose/knee highs. 

Out of respect for our volunteers' time and our clients' needs, we cannot accept:

  • casual clothing
  • evening wear
  • items older than three years in vintage
  • items in need of repair or cleaning.

Drop off hours - you are able to bring the donations up to our facility:

  • Monday through Friday 9:30 AM until 3:30 PM
  • Saturdays 10 AM until 11:30 AM
  • Please note that we will be closed for drop offs on Saturday March, 10, 2012.
Please call ahead for access instructions. 604.408.7923"

You can check out the Dress For Success Vancouver website here

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This March 3rd the Dress for Success annual fundraising gala will take place at the classy Vancouver club.  Suitably dubbed an event for change, IMPACT will be a fun, fashion-friendly event that also benefits the community.

Plum has long been a supporter of this amazing organization that first helps disadvantaged women gain employment, along with confidence, through finding suitable clothing, accessories, and even make-up and hair styling for their job-search.   What many people aren’t aware of is how much support is offered to the participants after their work-friendly wardrobe is found. Through mentorship, networking opportunities, skills-training workshops and use of computers and supplies at their career centres, Dress for Success helps women become self-supporting and economically independent for themselves and their families.  Such involved charitable work in our community is not possible without the support of countless volunteers and sponsors, and amazing donors and attendees at events like IMPACT.

This year, IMPACT, an event for change, will feature amazing door prizes and raffle prizes (imagine winning a $2,500 Oakridge Shopping Spree), a thrilling live auction (live the swank life and bid!), and fine wines and hors d’oeuvres, all while enjoying our good company.  Let’s not minimize the effect of hearing how your attendance will impact the many lives of Dress for Success applicants, as they share their incredible stories of achieving success. 
So put on your lovely Simone dress, and come!
When: March 3rd, 2011 Doors open at 5:30 pm
Where: Vancouver Club 915 West Hastings at Hornby
How: Tickets -$125 dollars at www.supportdfsvan.org (75$ Charitable Tax Receipt included)
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