City of Broken Arrow employees contribute substantial wardrobe to local non-profit

Source: City of Broken Arrow

Thanks to City of Broken Arrow employees, many job-seeking women in Green Country will able to dress their best, stress-free, for their next job interview.

In December, the City kicked off a donation drive with Dress for Success Tulsa. Throughout the drive, employees cleaned out their closets and storage bins to collectively bring in the following donations:

  • 268 blouses, sweaters, cardigans and coats
  • 36 business blazers
  • 26 business suits
  • 52 dresses and skirts
  • 71 pairs of slacks
  • 24 pairs of shoes
  • 45 handbags and accessories
  • and over 75 pieces of jewelry

Dress for Success Tulsa is a local chapter of a national nonprofit organization seeking to empower women pursuing a career by providing them with the resources they need to obtain employment. Each Dress for Success client receives one clothes-fitting for job interviewing and is eligible for additional clothing when she obtains employment. The client also receives an assessment to determine proper placement in the organizations career development programs.

"We appreciate all the donations. [These] donations will help support and empower local women to meet their professional goals and to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and the development tools necessary to succeed in both work and life," said Kristin Ross, City of Broken Arrow Employee Steering Committee Chair.

We're proud of the employees who generously donated and contributed to helping those in our community. Learn more about Dress for Success.

Pictured (left to right) Tracie Sanchez, Maintenance Services Administrative Assistant; Kristin Ross, Talent Coordinator; Katherine Skorvaga, Dress for Success Executive Director; Kaci Barnett, City Clerk Administrative Assistant.
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