Portland, July 11, 2013. During the month of June, U.S. Trust,  Bank of America & Merrill Lynch colleagues collected suits for the nonprofit Dress for Success in northeast Portland. Volunteers brought the items to organization’s offices including, Siri Gypmantasiri, Merrill Lynch; Barb Attridge, Dress For Success; Monique Barton, Bank of America; Tara Kinateder, U.S. Trust.

The mission of Dress for Success Oregon 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.

From Dress for Success:

Well known as an organization that provides professional clothing, we are also committed to getting low income women’s lives back on track through financial stability, personal growth, career mentoring, job retention skills, education, and support groups. Over 160 human service organizations refer clients to Dress for Success Oregon every year. When a woman gets a job, she has access to a full array of services to help her remain employed and financially viable.