Not-for-profit organisation Fitted for Work provides free interview-appropriate clothing and mentoring to disadvantaged women re-entering the workforce.
This Friday 30 March the charity will run its Dare to Wear campaign, and workplaces that want a bit of a laugh while helping a good cause can get involved. The idea is that an employee or a group of employees ‘dare’ to wear something courageous to work to reflect the courage demonstrated by disadvantaged people re-entering the workforce after suffering severe setbacks. Their colleagues then sponsor the dare via the website, and in doing so are making a donation to Fitted for Work.
One major employer putting its weight behind the program is leading law firm Allens Arthur Robinson, where over 25 women will dress crazily come Friday, driven by almost $8,000 (and counting) in sponsorship from their colleagues.
Fitted-for Work has been operating since 2005, and has provided more than 6,500 women with the skills, knowledge and interview-appropriate clothing to get back to work.
For more information, to register your dare, or to make a donation visit daretowearday.org
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