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February 23, 2015

Dress for Success Wichita


Meg Foreman - YPW Program & Marketing Manager

Dress for Success Wichita is changing lives of deserving women every day, and for the entire month of March they are encouraging Wichita to show extra support for their organization.

The mission of Dress for Success Wichita 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.

Portia Portugal, executive director of Dress for Success Wichita and YPW Member says, “I was drawn to the Young Professionals of Wichita organization because 69% of the women that we help are between the ages of 18-40. Our organization welcomes any YPW members that would like to volunteer for Dress for Success Wichita. It is a powerful thing to have young professionals wanting to help young women get a start in the workforce.”

There are other ways to show your support for Dress for Success Wichita besides volunteering. During the month of March, Wichita companies are encouraged to support the non-profit by organizing a “Dress Down Day.” This means that employees would be able to wear jeans for a day in exchange for a donation of $5 or more to Dress for Success Wichita. By making a donation to wear jeans, companies will be making a difference in many women’s lives.

Your company can choose any day(s) in March to support this organization. You will receive posters to put up at the office and stickers to give your employees to show that they support Dress for Success Wichita. If your company would like to participate in Dress Down Day(s), please contact Portia Portugal with Dress for Success Wichita at 316-945-8779.

Then YP’s are invited to join us for a mingle, hosted by Dress for Success Wichita, on March 31 at Rock Island Live. Come by anytime between 5-9 to participate in a great networking event and show your support for this wonderful organization.

If you’d like to find out more about Dress for Success Wichita and how your support will help, please visit their website at or find them on social media (links below) to see some of their amazing transformation photos of local women they have helped.


Remember to track your volunteer hours by clicking here. You could be a quarterly Community Service Superstar!

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