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Review for Suited for Change, Washington, DC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I am a long-time friend of Suited, having served as a Board member and volunteer for 6 years and now serve as a volunteer "suiter" working directly with clients. this organization is "lean and mean" relying very heavily on a tiny (2 people currently) paid staff and a small army of volunteers plus generous donors of clothing and funds to support its operation. It is incredibly efficient and most importantly effective in the delivery of services to low income women seeking to enter/re-enter the workplace.

Suited offers one-on-one appointments to outfit clients with work-appropriate attire as well as one-on-one coaching to help clients effectively navigate the interview and job on-boarding process. In a non-pandemic situation, Suited also provides group classes on workplace soft skills and healthy lifestyle/enrichment topics. Suited has been heroic in re-opening for limited in-person (as well as distance-based) client services at the earliest possible time in a safe, responsible manner. The suiting experience is uplifting for all involved - clients rave about the value of their experience at Suited in helping them be confident, effective interviewees and employees. A measure of Suited's success is its longevity, serving DC area women for over 25 years, and its roster of diverse, long-time as well as new, dedicated volunteers, some of whom have been involved for years, even decades.

Role:  Volunteer