I am honored to be a part of Dress for Success Baltimore. We promote the economic independence of disadvantanged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. In addition, we help women who have come to use from prison, shelters, domestic violence, substance abuse and underemployment feel confident. We provide them strength, encouragement, support and training in order to get a job and most importantly a career. Our women come to our boutique and we serve them. As a result, many of the women have shared that they have never seen themselves in a full length mirror nor have they ever had a suit on before. Quite frankly, because of the immediate gratification the women receive once they have that perfect outfit for their interview and or employment, they often will discard the clothes they were wearing and leave our boutique with their new suit. All of our services are free of charge and no cost. However the rewards I receive as a volunteer outweigh anything I have experienced.