I have been a member of the Board of SuitAbility for approximately 15 years and have never found a more committed group of women, nor a more devoted program director than Kathy Hayes. The services that this organization provides to women who just need a helping hand, and sometimes a dose of self esteem, range from providing mentoring and training, to providing clothing that will allow them to more comfortably and successfully seek and maintain jobs. All of these services are provided at no charge to the client. The one-on-one experiences with women as a volunteer teaching a class or helping them find job-appropriate clothing really allows for a personal connection that provides as much benefit to the volunteer as to the client.
I've served on the Board since its inception. As a board member I've volunteered to assist clients in choosing outfits. This has been a very rewarding experience for me when you see how appreciative they are to be able to go to a job interview with a new outfit. I truly feel that if someone feels good about themselves it gives them more confidence resulting in a better interview.