Dress for Success
Alpha Sigma Tau is proud to offer members philanthropy and service opportunities with Dress for Success® through the Sorority’s National Philanthropy, the Women’s Wellness Initiative.
Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Since starting operations in 1997, Dress for Success has expanded to almost 160 cities in 27 countries. To date, Dress for Success has helped more than 1 million women work towards self-sufficiency.
By volunteering with and raising money for local Dress for Success affiliates, members serve their communities in a way that directly correlates to Alpha Sigma Tau’s vision of empowering women to excel in life.
Why Dress for Success and Alpha Sigma Tau?
Alpha Sigma Tau and Dress for Success are both committed to empowering women to thrive in work and life. Both organizations are dedicated to building positive networks of support for women, treating others with dignity and respect, and equipping women to strengthen their lives and shape their communities.
AΣTs in action with Dress for Success
In November 2020, Dress for Success CEO Joi Gordon sat down with Alpha Sigma Tau National President Jamie Jones Miller to discuss women in leadership and pivoting a global non-profit organization during the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch or listen to their conversation here.
Get Involved with Dress for Success
Individual members, chapters, or groups of members can get started right away! Much like you would do with any philanthropy and service project, the first step is to reach out. Find a Dress for Success affiliate near you and ask them to share with you their service opportunities and upcoming needs. Then, start planning your projects.
Host a clothing drive
Rally your network—your AΣT Sisters, your workplace, your neighborhood, your family—and host a clothing drive. Check with your local Dress for Success affiliate to learn which items are most needed; it varies from community to community.
Volunteers are crucial to Dress for Success. Often, affiliates need help in one or more of the following areas: personal shopping, mentoring, fundraising, administrative tasks, clothing collections, client assistance, and more. Contact your local Dress for Success affiliate to learn more about volunteer opportunities.
Financial donations go a long way in any nonprofit organization. Consider making a gift to Dress for Success or attending your local affiliate’s fundraising events.
Empower women in your community! Get together with your chapter or Sisters near you to volunteer and raise funds for Dress for Success.
Please contact Emily Hamsher Kindred, Director of Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org