Here at Lamania, we are passionate about all things fashion (obviously!). What we love even more is when we can use our love for fashion to help others. We were lucky enough to have that opportunity at the Dress For Success: Bay Street Suit Challenge, which was held at the beautiful Irish Embassy Pub on Tuesday, June 16th. The evening was dedicated to gathering donations of suits and professional attire for the Dress For Success organization.
|Dress For Success volunteers, Robin Seif, Diana Moore and Liana Shlien.|
Dress For Success is a global not-for-profit organization that provides access to work appropriate clothing as well as a network of support to help women achieve their goals in work and in life. "Our goal is to remind these women that they are not alone and to create a space for them where they can feel normal," says Margot Getz, international delegate for Dress For Success.
|Dress For Success International Delegate, Margot Getz and Verbal Communication Specialist, Kathryn Preston.|
Guests of the event donated to the organization in the form of purchasing raffle tickets for a chance to win one of several amazing prizes. Our own Lamania Boutique donated a generous prize of a $500 shopping spree, which winner Debbie, was ecstatic to collect.
|Lamania shopping spree winner, Debbie!|
The event drew a crowd of employees from companies such as Scotiabank, BMO, McCarthy Tetrault and many more who have spent weeks gathering garments to donate. At then end of the night Scotiabank took home the award for most garments donated. The 2015 suit drive managed to bring in over 1,100 pieces of donated clothing. "I am so pleased to be associated with such an amazing organization. We are so grateful for the opportunity to help and empower women," says 2 year Dress For Success volunteer and vocal communication specialist, Kathryn Preston. "It's all about confidence building."
|Scotiabank accepting their award for the most donations.|
Lamania is a proud sponsor of Dress For Success and we are thankful to the organization for allowing us to take part in the Bay Street Suit Challenge. Congratulations to shopping spree winner, Debbie! Looking forward to seeing you at the boutique!
For more information on Dress For Success, or to get involved and make a donation, please visit: https://www.dressforsuccess.org