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DRESS FOR SUCCESS SETS RECORD
APRIL 31, 2017 - Athena Leadership is proud to announce its 2017 Dress For Success (DFS) clothing drive has collected 1,576 pounds of gently used clothing, bringing the DFS total to over 5,700 pounds since inception in 2012.
Dress for Success operated March 6-18 in 2017, with all Winnipeg Perth's Drycleaners locations generously accepting drop offs. Donations benefited The Clothes Closet at the South Winnipeg Family Information Centre (SWFIC), as well as Tailored for Success based in Steinbach, Manitoba. Dress for Success collects ready-to-wear suits, jackets, pants, scarves, shoes, boots, coats, and accessories.
Both recipient organizations provide 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.
For a second straight year, Aubrey Margolis of Danali Clothing generously donated unworn sale merchandise to the Dress for Success campaign. These donations directly benefit women in need of workwear, specifically young women in need of professional attire.
We are proud to have supported our community for five years through DFS, specifically helping women to feel comfortable and succeed in re-entering the workforce. We are also proud to support the following campaigns in our city, which provides gently used convocation and graduation attire for young men and women:
Thank you to everyone who donated - without your support this drive is not possible!
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: Yael Hagheray (2016), Jesslyn Janssen (2015), Acqueline Masvikeni (2014), and Haley Hrymak (2013). For details on scholarship winners or the fund, click here.
In 2013 Athena challenged members to complete 500 volunteer hours in the community, and surpassed it with over 1,400 hours. In 2014, Athena surpassed 1,800 volunteer hours. Since then, Athena members have continued to commit over 2,000 hours per year to organizations like Gowns for Grads, United Way Winnipeg, Guardian Angels Gala, The Dream Room Project, Springs Church, Masala Mixer, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Special Olympics, Women Business Owners of Manitoba Gala, the Manitoba Marathon, and more.