Shop for Success Raises Record Breaking Funds for Local Dress for Success Programs

November 25, 2014 CONRIC PR

Dress for Success SW Florida is pleased to announce this year’s Shop for Success event raised a record-breaking $73,000 to help support Dress for Success SW Florida and its mission of promoting the economic independence of local disadvantaged women. The shopping extravaganza’s previous record of $55,000 was set in 2013.

The annual event took place Nov. 14 at the Crowne Plaza in Fort Myers and featured new and gently used clothing, shoes and accessories for purchase, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefitting the following programs in Lee and Collier counties: Suits for Success, Going Places Network by Wal-Mart, Professional Women’s Group and the Entrepreneurial Spirit Program. The funds will also support client mentoring, the upgrade of
the Career Center and the continued advancement of Dress for Success SW Florida in Naples and Collier County.

“We are so pleased with the results of this year’s Shop for Success event and thank everyone who came out to shop. With the continued support of White House Black Market and all of our generous sponsors, Shop for Success developed an amazing reputation,” said Barbara Dell, Executive Director of Dress for Success SW Florida. “Not only do we raise funds to help us better serve our clients and expand our programs, but we have a whole lot of fun for the community too.”

Shop For Success Across 135 affiliates worldwide, Dress for Success SW Florida remains a top performer in raising funds for women in need during Shop for Success, one of the organization’s biggest fundraising events of the year. A major portion of the clothes and accessories on sale at Shop for Success are new, thanks to gracious donations from White House Black Market and Chico’s. One hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit Dress for Success SW Florida.

Dress for Success SW Florida is grateful to the following sponsors: Title Sponsor –Arthrex, Baird, Best Western, CONRIC PR & Marketing | Publishing, Crowne Plaza, Edison National Bank, Edward Jones, Sheraton Four Points, Girl Talk TV, Hodges University, Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co, Rodan & Fields–Caryn Smith, Stevens Construction, Texas Roadhouse, Thirty-One Gifts, Two Men & a Truck, Walking Billboard, Walmart and ValuGuard.

Dress for Success SW Florida relies on donations and volunteers from the Southwest Florida community to help continue its life-changing mission of providing wardrobes, employment counseling and career development tools to disadvantaged women in the area.

About Dress for Success

The mission of Dress for Success is to promote 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. There are 135 Dress for Success locations internationally focusing on providing career wardrobes, employment counseling and mentoring for women. For information on Dress for Success SW Florida, located at 12995 S. Cleveland Ave. Suite 153, Fort Myers, FL in the Pinebrook Plaza, email, call 239-689-4992 or

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