In 1996, second-year law student Nancy Lublin received a $5,000 inheritance from her great-grandfather and decided to turn this gift into one that would keep on giving. She teamed up with three nuns in her area and, identifying a crucial need that was not being filled, founded Dress for Success in the basement of a church in Manhattan that same year.
From that original basement boutique, the mission of Dress for Success spread over all of North America and then across the globe, demonstrating that achieving economic independence is a challenge that all women face regardless of their location, language, customs or culture.
In two years it grew to 22 different cities throughout the United States, and in 1999 their first international location. Today, there are nearly 150 Dress for Success affiliates in 25 countries. What we like is that this charity gets support from every community big or small.
They continue to grow by reaching out to homeless shelters, immigration services, job training programs, educational institutions and domestic violence shelters, among lot of other groups.
They are very much a volunteer-driven organization, we have provided the link: DRESS FOR SUCCESS