On more than one occasion, I’ve gotten a job based on my style. I know that might sound superficial, but the reality is employers look at the entire package when hiring someone and that includes how you present yourself through your attire. I’m all about helping my fellow ladies, especially when it comes to achieving their career and financial goals. This is why I’ve donated one of my designer bags to the Success… is in the Bag program, a first-time initiative for the non-profit organization Dress for Success.
The bag I donated will be auctioned off on the Love that Bag website starting May 2017. All proceeds will go towards empowering low-income women across Canada achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and development tools that will help them succeed in work and life.
You can help too! If you have a designer bag that you’d like to donate, you can do so by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org until March 30, 2017. They’ll even pick it up from you and you’ll be issued a charitable tax receipt if the value of the handbag is $1,000 or more.
You can also join the conversation online and help spread the awareness by using #successisinthebag across social media. More information about how you can get involved can be found here.
About Dress for Success Canada:
The mission is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and life. Dress for Success will arrange a charitable tax receipt, work with affiliates across Canada to reach out to supporters to help collect bags, and distribute net funds raised to Dress for Success across Canada
Through Dress for Success Canada, the campaign will benefit all the Dress for Success organizations in Canada:
- Red Deer
- Orillia & Barrie
Photography by Geoff Martin.
This post is sponsored by Dress For Success. All photos and opinions are my own.
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