Helping The Cash-Strapped Dress For Success

By Kerry McNally, WCCO-TV

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — As you get ready for work, you probably aren’t even thinking about the clothes you’re putting on.

Imagine not having nice clothes to wear to your job or job interview. There are hundreds of people in the Twin Cities willing and able to work, but simply don’t have the nice clothing they need for a job interview.

Now, one non-profit organization in town is doing to help people look their best.

The workers at Episcopal Community Services run a clothing service called Ready for Success. They collect new and gently-used professional clothing and accessories for those who can’t afford them on their own means.

Clients there are treated like high-end shoppers, and walk out with so much more than a wardrobe.

  • Helen R.

    I have VERY nice outfits (women’s) but the only way I could get them to you is to mail them, would you accept this? New shoes, dresses, suits, etc. NO JUNK.
    My husband had a stroke and I am 24\7 with him and I had heart operation (no beg deal there) just so you know why I ask if you would accept items mailed NEAT ANT CLEAN? Would appreciate answer and really don’t want th is put out on internet, it’s a warm tummy tickle to do good things annonomously!
    Thank you for your consideration in this matter. Stay safe and warm!

  • Lynn

    Looks like you guys do a great job :-) helping those in need.
    Sweet darlin presentation too!

  • Sue Veazie

    Dear Helen,
    We would gratefully accept your donation by mailt Ready for Success. Please mail the items to Ready for Success, 1730 Clifton Place Minneapolis, MN 55403.
    we would be happy to send you a tax receipt, if requested.
    Thank you for choosing to share your donation with the women served at RFS.
    Sue Veazie
    Ready for Success Program Manager

  • sheryl furness

    Do you mean Ready for Success for Dress for Success? Two different organizations. Very confusing article.

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