Dress For Success Treats Teachers To Free Back-To-School Outfits

Dress for Success Palm Beaches is once again offering local female teachers free back-to-school wear.

Committed to the empowerment of women, the nonprofit is hosting its third annual Teacher Appreciation Shopping Experience, which pairs a DFSPB personal stylist with those educators who want to give their work wardrobe an added look.

Reservations are required for the individual pampering appointments that will be available Wednesday, July 26 through Saturday, July 29, and Wednesday, Aug. 2 through Friday, Aug. 4 at the DFSPB boutique at 2459 S. Congress Avenue, Suite 204. Spots are also available at the Belle Glade branch, located at 1089 S. Main Street, on Monday, July 24; Wednesday, July 26; Friday, July 28; Monday, July 31; Wednesday, Aug. 2; and Friday, Aug. 4.

The initiative originated during the pandemic to acknowledge the contributions of the community’s educators.

“We were compelled to renew the program because the response was so strong,” DFSPB Executive Director Joe Ann Fletcher said, “but also because our teachers are so deserving for all they do above and beyond, often purchasing their own supplies, and playing such a vital role in assuring the welfare of our children and families.”

According to Fletcher, it also was the pandemic that helped to swell the volume of clothing and accessories now in stock.

“Cleaning closets became a popular household activity, and DFSPB has been the fortunate beneficiary of these next-to-new and often unworn donations,” she said. “While our priority is to service women who are preparing for job interviews or about to begin a new job, we’re able to share this windfall with the workforce of teachers and show our appreciation for all they do.”

To reserve an appointment, teachers should call (561) 249-3898. For more information, visit www.dressforsuccesspb.org.