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Review for Suited for Change, Washington, DC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a donor to Suited for Change for over a decade and started serving on the Board about 8 years ago. I am proud of my association with this excellent organization, its staff, and volunteers. Although I do not suit clients, I have been a witness to many client testimonials after their suiting appointments with one of our volunteers. Their reaction and the obvious impact of their experience at Suited is emotional and inspirational for all concerned.

Most clients come to their first appointment with very low expectations. They expect to see a warehouse filled with piles of clothes and be pointed to a pile of their sizes to choose their outfit. Instead, they arrive at a beautifully organized boutique and are greeted by an experienced, even professional suitor who spends an hour with her, choosing an outfit that is suitable for the job she is seeking, and her personal taste. They work together to select matching shoes, handbag, and accessories. In addition, our volunteers connect with their clients at a personal level and help coach them in the job-seeking process.

The most powerful comments I have heard from clients are, "You cannot believe what this means!" or "Now, I know I can do that job!"

We know that dressing in smart and appropriate business attire is important when going for a job interview. But, the suits we provide our clients have a much greater impact than appearance. Being properly attired gives our clients a boost in self-confidence, thus greatly improving their performance in their interview.

Suited for Change transforms lives every single day. Every woman that passes through our doors leaves more confident and empowered, and has a greater chance to build financial success through (re)entry into the workforce. We are proud to be part of their success.

Role:  Board Member