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I had nowhere to turn. Dress for Success made me feel good on the inside and outside. It brought my confidence up,” she says. Dress for Success offers women stylish, professional clothing, shoes, and accessories for free at its Eastfield Mall boutique. The organization also helps job seekers create resumes, write cover letters, look for work, and makes sure they are well-suited for interviews.
“Being a single mom, I couldn’t really work so I let myself go. Dress for Success made me feel I could ace any interview,” says Torres.
Dress for Success serves the four counties of Western Massachusetts and is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The Springfield chapter is part of the national Dress for Success organization. The local group has served nearly 1,000 women in the last two years.
“This is about the future of these women and their families. If we’re doing it well then we’re breaking the cycle of poverty,” says Margaret Tantillo, executive director of Dress for Success in Western Massachusetts.
Tantillo says sixty percent of women Dress for Success serves locally are single mothers while eighty percent are on public assistance. The organization has more than 100 volunteers and mentors who help the women with everything from parenting and financial literacy to role-playing for interviews.
“Women supporting women is powerful. It gives them the space to talk about things that are unique to women. When our clients meet with successful women, they know they can strive to be in that position,” says Tantillo.
The Dress for Success boutique closed in March due to COVID-19 but reopened earlier this month under strict state guidelines. The organization’s other programs have gone online. Job openings may still be scarce, but the number of women interested in dressing up their resumes and appearance is not. Find out more about this story at bearboxers.