Dress For Success NWA

Dress For Success NWA
Newsworthy happenings from the NWA Affiliate.
February 2014 • Vol. 1 Issue 1
Celebrating One Year!
Thank You
For one year, Dress for Success Northwest Arkansas has empowered women through a support
system of volunteers.
Whether you have supported us financially, volunteered your time, or referred women to us,
we couldn’t have made it through our first year without you.
As a ‘Thank You,’ we invite you to join us for an anniversary celebration on Feb. 28 th at 6 p.m. at
the LF USA offices in Bentonville.
Evening Events:
6:00 pm Mix, Mingle and Bid
7:00 pm Silent Auction closes
7:15 pm Volunteer Awards
Please RSVP by Feb. 26th at [email protected]
Address: 702 SE 5th Street, Ste. 20 in Bentonville
Help Wanted!
Suit Sorting Saturday
Boutique Needs
Dress for Success Northwest Arkansas • Frisco Station Mall • 100 N. Dixieland, Rogers, AR 72756 • dressforsuccess.org/northwestarkansas
Image Consultants Needed
A passion for fashion. Love to Empower.
Through our volunteers, we fulfill our mission of
helping Northwest Arkansas women find
financial independence as they work their way
out of disadvantaged situations. We do this by
providing women with three vital tools…
• Professional attire
• A network of support
• Career development training
In January we received
40 referrals, and suited
24 women. Four of those
women were offered jobs
and came back for a
weeks worth of clothes.
Mark Your Calendar!
Suit Sorting Saturdays
When: The first Saturday of each month
What: Come together to sort clothing,
organize and merchandise in the
Where: DFS Boutique
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Our Next Suit Sorting Saturday will be
March 1.
The Walmart Women of Merchandising
help sort donations at the boutique.
Help Wanted!
Volunteer support
e are in need of volunteers in
a wide variety of areas.
Currently, Dress for Success NWA is
seeking daytime help for:
• Image Consultants
• Career Services Assistants
• Boutique Minders
We are also in need of volunteers for
fundraising, leading our career services
events, and suit drive events.
To volunteer, please fill out the
volunteer application on our webpage or
email us:
[email protected]
The boutique opened on Aug. 17,
2013. In a little more than four
months, the DFS boutique served
52 women, and 25 came back to
be suited for employment.
Boutique NEEDS!
The boutique is still in
need of size 18 suits
and professional
Making a Difference…
Meet volunteers who have an impact on our success
Meet a Volunteer
Name: Dana Engelbert
Role: Boutique Manager
Duration: One year
Name: Simona E. Rabsatt
Role: VP Board of OperationsMarketing
Duration: One year
Why I Volunteer: To work with
other passionate volunteers
eager to help drive awareness
and raise funds to benefit the
women of NWA.
Why I Volunteer: It’s my way of
helping to empower women and
their families by leveraging my
creativity and skills to their benefit
What drives you: With 20 years in PR and marketing,
I still felt like I was missing my calling. My move to
Goodwill is where everything fell into place. I was
finally doing what I do well and I love to lift people up.
What drives you: Working with other passionate
volunteers eager to help drive awareness and raise
funds to benefit the women of NWA.
Fun Fact: I love college football and am honored to
be a part of the Razorback family. Please be patient
as I learn to call the Hogs. Woo Pig Sooie!
Fun fact: I’ve had the honor to meet and spend a day
Dr. Betty Shabazz, Coretta Scott King and Myrlie
Evers-Williams. Talk about being a fly on the wall!
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