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Dress for Success with Mahogany Philly--Giving Back to the Community!

  • Nov 17, 2012 · 11:15 AM
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Dress for Success with Mahogany Philly--Giving Back to the Community!

Join Mahogany Philly as we volunteer with Dress for Success. A warm thank you to our Community Engagement Director, Takiyah, for suggesting and hosting this great event!

Serious RSVP's ONLY Please. Last minute changes are not appropriate.

About Dress for Success

Dress for Success, Philadelphia is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the economic independence of women in need who are transitioning back into our local workforce by providing professional attire, a network of support, and career development tools to help them thrive in work and in life.

Agenda

Members should arrive promptly at 11:15. We will meet at the Dress for Success entrance, and we'll enter the building together. Please do not be late.

Mahogany members will help job seekers shop for interview attire and sort through clothing donations from 11:30 a.m. -2 p.m.

Cost

...just your time.

Need to contact us the day of the event (but prior to the start time)? Email [masked]

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  • Deandra

    For those interested in maintaining an on-going connection with Dress for Success Philadelphia outside of Mahogany Philly, you should attend a volunteer orientation session. In case you're unable to make it to the next volunteer orientation (TODAY AT NOON), there is an additional orientation session on Wednesday, November 28th at 6:00pm. Gayle Gaskin, the DFS Volunteer Coordinator, has asked that anyone that wishes to attend the orientation send her an email at [masked] soon. Include your name and that you're apart of Mahogany Philly. In turn, she'll send you a volunteer application and a list of opportunities, as well as add you to the list. Let's keep this going!

    3 · November 19, 2012

    • Deandra

      For those that missed the new volunteer orientation for Dress For Success, here are the December dates:
      12/10 @ noon
      12/12 @ 5pm
      12/19 @ 6pm

      December 5, 2012

    • Deandra

      For those that are interested, there's another Dress for Success Volunteer Orientation coming up on January 30th at 6pm

      January 21, 2013

  • Deandra

    For those that missed the new volunteer orientation for Dress For Success, here are the December dates:
    12/10 @ noon
    12/12 @ 5pm
    12/19 @ 6pm

    December 5, 2012

  • Lena

    Awesome activity. Enthusiastic group of women, eager to be of service to others.

    November 19, 2012

  • Teresa Nikki H.

    I had a great time yesterday......I wanna go back and volunteer again..

    November 18, 2012

  • Rosanne

    Wonderful experience

    November 18, 2012

  • Jennifer

    Great meetup, Gloria was so excited to have us and she was so informative. We came in and we didnt overwhelm but we worked it out. It reminds you what can happen when women work together and encourage each other.

    4 · November 17, 2012

    • Deandra

      There's also a volunteer orientation at 6pm on Nov 28th that I'm going to

      November 17, 2012

    • Ashna N.

      ok..thanks deandra..i think i can make that one.

      November 18, 2012

  • Linda W.

    I agree with all the comments. This was truly a special event and I had fun doing it. It feels nice to be part of a positive and nurturing group of women.

    1 · November 17, 2012

  • Shamika C.

    AWESOME!!!!!

    November 17, 2012

  • Bridgette

    This event was great! Feels good to be a part of something that is doing sooooo much for others...

    November 17, 2012

  • Deandra

    Truly enjoyed myself at this event!

    November 17, 2012

  • Takiyah (.

    An excellent event and a wonderful group :)

    November 17, 2012

  • Nicole U.

    Could not have said it better Jennifer

    2 · November 17, 2012

  • Nicole U.

    I had a great time giving back with the mahogany!

    November 17, 2012

  • Jennifer

    Great meetup staff was very informative, Gloria and her staff made it easy for us to jump in and I think Mahogany at the very least lightened their load. A great reminder of how important/what can happen when women encourage women.

    November 17, 2012

  • Takiyah (.

    As a reminder, below is a list of sorters and shoppers.

    Shoppers: Deandra, Rosanne, Nicole, Ashna, and Lena
    (Please be sure to dress is business casual attire.)

    Sorters: Bridgette, D King, Shamika, Teresa Nikki Hatch, Sharon, Ta
    (Dress comfortably)

    November 16, 2012

    • Takiyah (.

      Yes, Jennifer, that's fine.

      November 16, 2012

    • Takiyah (.

      Updated List:

      Shoppers: Deandra, Rosanne, Nicole, Ashna, Lena, and Jennifer
      (Please be sure to dress in business casual attire.)

      Sorters: Bridgette, Shamika, Teresa Nikki Hatch, Linda, Ta
      (Dress comfortably)

      November 16, 2012

  • Jennifer

    If there are any unexpected drop outs let me know, I'd love to participate

    November 5, 2012

    • Takiyah (.

      Will do Jennifer!

      November 7, 2012

    • Takiyah (.

      Good Morning, there is 1 spot available.

      November 16, 2012

  • Kim M.

    Please contact me as well if there are any unexpected openings.

    November 8, 2012

    • Takiyah (.

      Good Morning, there is 1 spot available.

      November 16, 2012

  • Takiyah (.

    Please note that parking in the area may be a challenge. There is metered parking on some of the nearby streets and the nearby lots range in price from $10-$20. We’ll be on 12th between Race and Vine... and that's generally a tough area for parking. The Broad Street Line is a 5 minute walk away.

    November 16, 2012

  • Takiyah (.

    Donations are only accepted on Fridays between 10am and 4pm. Here is more information:

    Dress for Success accepts donations of gently worn and new business appropriate clothing in all sizes including suits and separates. They also accept new and gently worn shoes and accessories (interview appropriate only) at 233 North 12th Street (between Race and Vine), on Fridays between 10:00am and 4:00pm.

    Drop off parking is available behind our building. Please call (215)[masked] to arrange for a staff member to meet you. Follow the link below for additional donation guidelines: http://www.dressforsuccess.org/affiliate.aspx?sisid=169&pageid=22

    2 · November 7, 2012

  • Takiyah (.

    Good Morning,

    Thanks for the responses ladies! Below is a list of sorters and shoppers and I will look into the donation process and respond to your inquiries as soon as possible.

    Shoppers: Deandra, Rosanne, Nicole, Ashna, Summer, and Lena
    (Please be sure to dress is business casual attire.)

    Sorters: Bridgette, D King, Shamika, Teresa Nikki Hatch, Sharon, Ta
    (Dress comfortably)

    An exact meeting location will be updated soon.

    November 5, 2012

  • Takiyah (.

    Hi Ladies, We will be helping Dress for Success with a. sorting clothes and b. assisting shoppers with selecting outfits. 6 ppl will sort and 6 ppl will assist with shopping. If you have a preference, please post whether you’d like to sort or shop it in the comments below. The shoppers need to dress in business casual attire; sorters should wear comfortable clothing.

    November 2, 2012

    • Bridgette

      Don't matter to me...just lemme know where I'm needed...

      1 · November 3, 2012

    • Leslie

      Please contact me if you cannot attend, I would love to participate in this event. I have a ton of items I would love to donate (all plus size) which can be difficult to find in donated items. Can I stop by to drop them off?

      2 · November 5, 2012

  • Ashna N.

    i will shop

    November 4, 2012

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