I was born into a very large family, the seventh of eight children in a home that included my parents, my five brothers, two sisters, my grandparents and my great Aunt. My Father worked 3 jobs to keep food on the table and clothes on our backs. My mother was a stay at home mom.… Read More
Meet Eden Ferrer, a Sous Chef at Maite in Brooklyn, NY and longtime Dress for Success Worldwide Volunteer.
DFS: How long have you been volunteering for DFS?
EF: I started out at the DFS in Los Angeles, in West Hollywood back in 2011. I moved to NYC in 2013, and started volunteering here at … Read More
It was fate that first brought India in contact with Dress for Success 10 years ago. It’s been a decade of support, sisterhood, learning, growing, empowerment and paying it forward that keeps her involved.
India’s path to Dress for Success started when she was working part-time for the Apollo Theater. She hired a woman who … Read More
Tania’s wake-up call came when one of her three daughters said to her, “Mom’s given up on herself.” Tania had always prided herself on taking care of her family and putting them first. However, she had been out of work for nearly two years, and the stresses of finding a job while keeping her family … Read More
Last year, I lost my job and was severely behind in my rent. The stress of dealing with avoiding eviction was a major obstacle in adequately addressing the mounting challenges I faced in my life. In addition, because of a previous incorrect tax filing, I owed the IRS money, resulting in wage garnishment. With an … Read More
DFS: How long have you been volunteering for Dress for Success?
KC: I’ve been volunteering since 2005 (I worked as Volunteer Manager from 2008-2011) Then began volunteering again with DFS when I started working at Children’s Aid.
DFS: What … Read More
Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving that kicks off the charitable season. We’re all guilty of getting a little preoccupied with our shopping lists this time of year, so it’s nice to have a reminder that the holidays aren’t just about giving gifts, but about giving back. This Giving Tuesday, I’m beyond … Read More