Dress for Success Pittsburgh

Rating: 4.81 stars   21 reviews

Issues: Job Training

Location: 332 Fifth Avenue Fifth Floor Pittsburgh PA 15222 USA

Mission: The mission of Dress for Success ® Pittsburgh 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. 
Geographic areas served: Allegheny County, Fayette County, Greene County, Washington County and Westmoreland County
Programs: Image Program - Provides each woman with one on one image consulting and a complete interview outfit, which includes a suit, blouse, pantyhose, jewelry, shoes and other accessories. Once employed, each woman is invited to return to the boutique to select additional everyday work attire. All clients of Dress for Success are referred to us by a registered referral agency. Employment Retention & Advancement - Our innovative Professional Women's Group and Career Center assists women in developing a personal plan for her future success and self-sufficiency. We offer monthly workshops and networking events, mentors, on-site counseling, on-line training, and special opportunities for the women to build their skills, confidence and self-esteem.
2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 20-2388089
412-201-4204
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Rating: 4 stars  

I started volunteering at Dress for Success for a class in social work. As a student, I have few flexible hours and sometimes unexpected events cropping up (much to my displeasure). I'll admit, I was surprise. Surprised by how dedicated Christie was to all the clients who came in, taking care of each and every one of them like paying customers. Surprised by how many people they are able to reach out to. Surprised by not just the clothing offered, but the services as well. I was able to work when I could, where I could--which quickly became whenever I had a spare moment. This organization is an active movement towards women's empowerment. Start with something universal, like that first impression, and then boiling it down into skill sets such as how to speak and conduct oneself while in a professional environment. Also, money management courses to help women get better control over their life.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

We have the awesome wo-man power, we just need more hanging and shoe racks to organize clothes in storage so that we are able to get exactly what the client needs.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 4 stars  

I was here at Dress for Success Pittsburgh for about 9 months as a volunteer. Getting to know everything I know about DFS has been a experience for me. You couldn't tell me I would be doing this,but I like putting smiles on peoples faces, jus to know that I can help out in there time of need, that puts a smile on my face also. I love what I do here..

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was on the Board for two years (2010 to 2012) then moved to an active volunteer status. I first hand witnessed how the organization helps women not only with clothing but being successful in their professional and personal lives as well, by developing the whole person. It is a rewarding experience to be a part of over the years.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I been a volunteer at Dress for Success for about three months now and I love it. It feels really good to help people out that really need the help.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Dress for Success is a warm and caring organization. It has literally changed the lives of its cients by giving them the wardrobe -- and confidence -- they need to enter the workforce.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

DFS offers a great opportunity for women to help women get into the work field.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 4 stars  

There is a different world out there that most of us have never seen and in the most part are happy to forget exists. It’s a world where drugs and alcohol, beatings and neglect are the norm. The women that DFS help have had their lives pulled apart in some way. Dress for Success helps prepare these women for the workforce – training programs, monthly meetings with inspiring speakers, a network of resources it's way more than a suit for an interview.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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