Kara Burns has learned to love herself and her journey because it made her the woman she is today. Despite the many difficult trials she has had to face, Kara has persevered and fought. Kara did not have a very healthy familial support system throughout her childhood. A child of divorce, she alternated between her … Read More
Mary has been many places on her life journey. Beginning in North Africa as one of four children, Mary learned the value of hard work from her parents who worked tirelessly to send Mary and her siblings to school. While she had a very strong familial support system growing up, Mary immigrated to the United … Read More
On April 18, 2018, we will celebrate our 2018 Dress for Success “Be Bold Gala” in New York City. The Gala is the organization’s largest fundraiser and most prestigious event. Our goal is to raise funds to continue to help nearly 70,000 women annually, as well as bringing awareness of our mission for economic independence. … Read More
Elaine grew up on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Her parents, first generation working class immigrants instilled the importance of education and hard work in Elaine from an early age. Two years ago, after Elaine was laid off she was researching when she discovered Dress for Success and that made all the difference. Upon … Read More
Deniza has faced her share of hardships and trials throughout her life. After her father died when Deniza was still a young girl, her life drastically changed forever. Her mom, who was a homemaker before had struggled to make ends meet and the death of Deniza’s father only made the home environment even more unstable. … Read More
Growing up, life was not always easy for Janee, the eldest of two children. Raised by her mom and extended family, Janee always felt like she had a strong support system. After completing her Associates Degree at LaGuardia Community College, Janee was more focused on getting a job to pay the bills rather than to … 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