Charity Event: Dress for Success San Diego

Several contributors to the new Heart of a Woman in Business book showed up in force to support a special charity event October 10 to benefit Dress for Success San Diego.

The lively outdoor evening event, Check Your Bag at the Door, was hosted by Lisa Knight, owner of Orange Salon & Spa in Leucadia, California. Admission was free for those bringing donations of handbags stuffed with toiletries, accessories and necessities for a working woman.

The cause, Dress for Success San Diego, has a passionate mission to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support, and the career development tools to help women thrive in word and in life.

Success in the Workplace, Brighter Futures for Families
Dress for Success San Diego is focused exclusively on extending a lifeline of services to low income women as they transition from government subsidy to interview preparedness, through job-readiness and employment retention.  It all starts at the private, warmly decorated Dress for Success San Diego boutique, where each client receives consultation and business attire as she prepares for a job interview that can change the course of her life.  This visit is the first link in a chain of services devoted to social and economic development, assuring clients that they have support and encouragement throughout their journey to self-sufficiency.

Dress for Success San Diego has served over 4500 local women since 1998, referred from over 60 local human service agencies and job-readiness programs. Our clients’ success is made possible through the generosity of our friends in the community. Your donations will have an immediate impact on the lives of deserving women who have overcome tremendous adversity on their journey to self-sufficiency.

Donations Accepted
Dress for Success San Diego accepts clean, ready-to-wear, current style, conservative skirt suits, pant suits, blouses, new hosiery, costume jewelry and accessories. Sizes 12 and above are urgently needed. 

Kathi Burns presented her "Taking the Little Black Dress from the Beach to a Black Tie Event" offering her signature 18 Essential Wardobe Elements image tips and instant 3-minute makeover. Kathi is the Founder of addSpace To Your Life, Board Certified Professional Organizer, Image Consultant, and author. Her mission is to empower people to master their environment and personal image by assisting them in taking control, making change and organizing their lives. She believes that when people become organized and look their best they will have more freedom to create and work with their true passion. 

Also present were book contributors:
Nancy Bahr Kelly
, owner of n. bahr designs;

Eileen Burke, owner of Queen Eileen’s; Andrea Glass, owner of Writer’s Way; and Sheryl Roush, owner of Sparkle Presentations, Inc.


For more information on the international non-profit organization, see Dress for Success.

For more information on the Heart of a Woman in Business book, click here.