Dress for Success Gets Grant - KULR-8 Television, Billings, MT

Dress for Success Gets Grant

Posted: Updated:
BILLINGS -

A local non-profit group, Dress for Success, won a $25,000 grant to establish a career center that will help women find a job.

Strength, confidence, and empowerment are what Dress for Success provides to help women succeed.

Rachel Kitchens, Career Center Director, said, "I like that I can help people that I can maybe make a difference even if it's just one person."

Executive Director, Julie Wickhorst, said they serve around 600 women a year.

"And what we do is help give them a complete outfit including make up, jewelry, hair care, shoes, purses, the whole works," said Wickhorst.

Wickhorst said Dress for Success is one out of 15 locations to receive a $25,000 dollar grant from Walmart to build a career center.

"And now in addition to providing clothing and helping the women get started in their jobs, the ones who are job searching and need help are also going to help them find jobs, help them write resumes," said Wickhorst.

The goal is to help women get a job and be successful, and Wickhorst's favorite part, helping women have confidence.

"And so part of it will be working one on one with them. You know helping them figure out what type of job, and then helping them get that job, preparing them for an interview writing resumes," said Wickhorst.

The grand opening for the career center will be November 7th from 10 am to noon.

She also says they hope to create a place where women can network in the community.

  • LocalMore>>

  • Counting $heep

    Counting $heep

    Monday, September 1 2014 2:34 AM EDT2014-09-01 06:34:40 GMT
    The 26th Annual Running of the Sheep is in the history books.Reed Point residents said this was largest Sheep Drive in recent memory, which they hope means more funds for their community.Jocelyn Ott and Payton Severin live in Reed Point and attend Reed Point School. They said the Sheep Drive is vital to their schools existence.Funds raised from the Sheep Drive have allowed Reed Point School to have some of the best technology out there. From the most up to date computers, to iPads, the Sheep ...
    The 26th Annual Running of the Sheep is in the history books.Reed Point residents said this was largest Sheep Drive in recent memory, which they hope means more funds for their community.Jocelyn Ott and Payton Severin live in Reed Point and attend Reed Point School. They said the Sheep Drive is vital to their schools existence.Funds raised from the Sheep Drive have allowed Reed Point School to have some of the best technology out there. From the most up to date computers, to iPads, the Sheep ...
  • Big Timber Teen Makes a Difference

    Big Timber Teen Makes a Difference

    Monday, September 1 2014 2:13 AM EDT2014-09-01 06:13:24 GMT
    In April, KULR-8 introduced you to Ethan Peterson, a teenager with a goal of preventing teenagers in his community from the perils of distracted driving.Peterson put together a PSA, sharing the personal account of his father drinking and driving, which led to a fatal car accident.The PSA caught the attention of judges in the Toyota Teen Challenge Contest. Toyota Teen Challenge, challenged teenagers to show how they were combating distracted driving in their community. Ethan's PSA, along with ...
    In April, KULR-8 introduced you to Ethan Peterson, a teenager with a goal of preventing teenagers in his community from the perils of distracted driving.Peterson put together a PSA, sharing the personal account of his father drinking and driving, which led to a fatal car accident.The PSA caught the attention of judges in the Toyota Teen Challenge Contest. Toyota Teen Challenge, challenged teenagers to show how they were combating distracted driving in their community. Ethan's PSA, along with ...
  • Yellowstone Valley Farmer's Market

    Yellowstone Valley Farmer's Market

    Saturday, August 30 2014 9:14 PM EDT2014-08-31 01:14:30 GMT
    You still have five more opportunities to check out the Yellowstone Valley Farmer's Market.On October 11th, HarvestFest will take the place of farmer's market, welcoming all things Fall to Downtown Billings. Be sure to mark your calendars because you don't want to miss HarvestFest.
    You still have five more opportunities to check out the Yellowstone Valley Farmer's Market.On October 11th, HarvestFest will take the place of farmer's market, welcoming all things Fall to Downtown Billings. Be sure to mark your calendars because you don't want to miss HarvestFest.