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Dress for Success Sends Out an "S.O.S."
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A local group that helps underprivileged women acquire business suits is readying for a major annual drive.

Dress for Success Southern Nevada, an affiliate of the international not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women, is participating in S.O.S. – Send One Suit – Weekend® taking place Thursday, March 1 - Sunday, March 4.

“This annual campaign encourages women nationwide to donate one new or nearly-new interview suit to help another woman enter the workforce and take charge of her life,” said Paige Candee, Dress for Success Southern Nevada founder. “These donations will greatly help women in southern Nevada to achieve self sufficiency.”

Donations of new or nearly-new professional apparel for women during the four-day event can be made at any local dressbarn, the national title sponsor and drop-off location for S.O.S. - Send One Suit – Weekend®.

Last year, 278,000 items were donated at dressbarn stores nationwide during the weekend.

"Because of Dress for Success, I believe in myself again," said Sahna Aubert, a woman who has benefited from being suited in career clothing and attending the Dress for Success career programs. "I starting believing in myself again and realized I was worth something.” 

Aubert attended Dress for Success’ 12-week class with women in similar situations, and started on her road to transformation. She said she found it very helpful because she realized she was not alone. The encouragement from the other women and the Dress for Success staff helped her keep her head up.

The donated suits are distributed to Dress for Success affiliates nationwide, including the local southern Nevada chapter.  On average, close to a quarter of each affiliate’s annual suiting needs are met through donations received during the S.O.S – Send One Suit - Weekend®.

Donations can be dropped off at dressbarn stores throughout Clark County including:

  • Boca Park Marketplace, 8740 West Charleston Boulevard, Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sunday:  10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Las Vegas Outlets, 7400 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Arroyo Market Square, 7285 Arroyo Crossing Parkway, Monday-Friday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sunday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Las Vegas Premium Outlets, 755 South Grand Central Parkway, Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Centennial Centre, 7971 West Tropical Parkway, Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sunday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
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