DRESS FOR SUCCESS
Athena proudly hosted its 6th annual Dress for Success Clothing Drive in Spring 2018, collecting over 1,000 lbs of gently used women’s professional workwear and bringing our cumulative total to over 13,000 lbs since 2012. Dress for Success collects ready-to-wear suits, jackets, pants, scarves, shoes, boots, coats, and accessories.
All donations benefit The Clothes Closet program at the South Winnipeg Family Information Centre (SWFIC). The Clothes Closet provides gently used women's work wear and accessories, free of charge, to women re-entering the workforce for a variety of reasons, whether having recently left abusive situations or not having means for interview-appropriate clothing or job training attire.
The South Winnipeg Family Information Centre celebrated 20 years of operation in 2017, and is a United Way Winnipeg funded agency.
LEADER OF TOMORROW SCHOLARSHIP
Established by Athena Leadership in 2013, the Leader of Tomorrow Scholarship recognizes and supports outstanding young Manitoban women who embody empowerment, integrity, and philanthropy, who have proven themselves leaders from an early age. Our recipients are: Kailee Rutherford (2017), Yael Hagheray (2016), Jesslyn Janssen (2015), Acqueline Masvikeni (2014), and Haley Hrymak (2013). For details on scholarship winners or the fund, click here.