Charity of the week
When it comes to job interviews, first impressions— including the clothes you wear— matter. But business attire is often too expensive for low-income women, which can put them at a disadvantage in the job market. Dress for Success (dressforsuccess.org) helps these women by providing them with a donated interview outfit, including shoes and a handbag, and then a week’s worth of professional-looking clothing once they are hired. Founded in New York City in 1997, the nonprofit has since expanded to 145 cities in 23 different countries and helped more than 90,000 women. Dress for Success’ service goes far beyond clothing: It also provides career counseling, practice job interviews, and financial education classes to help women build a sustainable future.
Each charity we feature has earned a four-star overall rating from Charity Navigator, which rates not-for-profit organizations on the strength of their finances, their governance practices, and the transparency of their operations. Four stars is the group’s highest rating. ■