Portland, November 14th, 2013. Dress for Success Oregon hosted a special Grand Opening event for its new Patricia Whiting Career Center. The event gave administrators and clients the opportunity to thank Career Center supporters for their overwhelming generosity and support. This special event included a ribbon cutting event, Career Center tours, a testimonial from a Dress for Success client, and catered wine and hors d’oeuvres. (photo credit, Ingersoll Photography)
Constructed with generous gifts from donors throughout the community, including Bank of America, major-donor Vince Whiting, and Walmart, this new, larger career center space will allow the anti-poverty nonprofit to continue expanding their career programs while providing even more low-income women in the Portland Metro and SW Washington communities with their proven job preparation and retention programs.
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.
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.