News release: Monday, April 25, 2016 | VICTORIA — The Zonta Club of Victoria has again stepped up to reduce barriers for women by contributing $8,000 to the Wear2Start Society.
“The Zonta Club and Wear2Start share the goal of empowering women and this funding goes a long way to support that,” said Joanie Hesketh, President of the Wear2Start Society.
Wear2Start is a non-profit organization and registered charity that helps women, who have completed a job training program, make their best impressions in job interviews and the workplace by providing them with a wardrobe. Over the years, it has assisted thousands of women in need gain confidence and increased chances of employment through a more polished appearance.
Compassionate boutique specialists work with clients who are referred by partnering agencies specializing in job training and skills training. Over the course of a two-hour consultation, each client is provided with a wardrobe suitable for the workplace along with suggestions on how to continue to dress her best.
“The support we receive from the Zonta Club provides our organization with the necessary stability permitting us to focus our volunteer efforts on directly helping the women who come to us for services,” Hesketh adds.
“Zonta works to improve women’s lives and we recognize that, with the right foothold in a good job, a woman can definitely improve her life,” said Barbie Zipp, president of the Zonta Club of Victoria. “Wear2Start does excellent work in helping women get that first foothold and Zonta is proud to be able to support them.”
Run entirely by volunteers, Wear2Start relies on fundraising and donations of gently used clothing, shoes, and accessories suitable for the workplace. For information on how to donate clothing or funds, please see our Donate and How to Help pages.
For further information, please contact: Joanie Hesketh, president, Wear2Start Society, 250-472-9327 (please leave a voicemail) or email W2SPresident@wear2start.com.