CENTRAL ALBERTA DRESS FOR SUCCESS RECEIVES $30,000 GRANT FROM RED DEER & DISTRICT COMMUNITY FOUNDATION TO FUND SUPPORTS
FOR WOMEN IN OUR COMMUNITY
New funding will provide Dress for Success Central Alberta with a dedicated resource to assist their fundraising efforts as well as the coordination of their volunteers.
With the help of this donation, Dress for Success Central Alberta will be better positioned to support the growing needs for their services. Clients referred to the charity are women in the Central Alberta community who are looking to secure employment opportunities, but who might need support to access a professional wardrobe suitable for job interviews and their first week of employment.
“Everyone knows that even if you have the right skills, you’re less likely to ‘get the job’ if you’re not dressed appropriately for your interview. This can be a barrier and a financial burden that we remove for our clients,” says Dagmar Hargreaves, Board Chair for Dress for Success Central Alberta. “With recent impacts to our economy, we’ve observed a significant growth in the need for our services and we’re very pleased to receive this support from the Community Foundation.”
“The Community Foundation chose to support Dress for Success because they are actively addressing financial barriers faced by women in central Alberta,” Erin Peden, Executive Director of RDDCF said. “Since COVID-19 began to spread in Canada, women accounted for almost two thirds of early job losses, despite the fact they only make up half of the work force. By building the professional capacity of this agency, Dress for Success can more effectively provide support to women as they re-enter the workforce.”