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Dress for Success Gets Grant

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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.

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