Over 1,000 Women’s Suits Donated and Counting!
For over 10 years, On Point Executive Center has served as a drop-off location where female executives can donate new or gently worn professional attire to women in need. To date, the company has collected more than 1,000 suits for donation to the Tampa chapter of Dress for Success.
Katie McGill, executive director of the Tampa chapter, recently presented our administrators with a certificate of appreciation, in recognition of On Point Executive Center's long-term support of the charity. She recognized our organization as a longstanding partner in the nonprofit's mission: promoting the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help them thrive in work and in life.
"It's community partners like this that make our charity work," said McGill.
On Point Executive Center is proud to serve as a Dress for Success drop-off location and to assist with promoting the charity's annual excess inventory sales, fashion shows, and MACY's shopping nights. We are also honored to host a monthly Dress for Success Executive Board meeting here at our Tampa meeting facility.
Karen Gillman, our Vice President of Sales & Marketing and Co-Founder of Charity Chics, accepted the Dress for Success certificate of appreciation and thanked McGill for her kind words, saying she is glad for the opportunity to take the lead with other female executives who are eager to give back to the community.
"We are proud to partner with Dress for Success, which allows our affiliates to provide deserving women with professional clothing that is vital in their job search process," said Gillman. "This partnership is also an opportunity to introduce Dress for Success to countless individuals while sharing their mission. One suit donated per female executive's closet could provide an abundant selection for the Tampa chapter."
Suits can be donated here at On Point Executive Center, located at 3030 N Rocky Point Drive, Suite 150, in Tampa. Donations are accepted Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. The donations are given to Dress for Success to be used by local women interviewing to enter the work force.
We ask that items be delivered on hangers and in ready-to-wear condition. Donations are tax-deductible.
About Dress for Success
Founded in New York City in 1997, Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization offering services designed to help our clients find jobs and remain employed. Each Dress for Success client receives one suit when she has a job interview and can return for a second suit or separates when she finds work.
Since 1997, Dress for Success has served more than 700,000 women around the world. Each year we reach nearly 70,000 women in 17 different countries. All Dress for Success organizations are not-for-profit entities, with Dress for Success Worldwide and its U.S. affiliates having 501(c)(3) charitable status and those outside the U.S. operating as registered charities. Clothing donations and financial contributions made to Dress for Success affiliates within the U.S. are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Dress for Success Tampa Bay was founded in 1998. For over 16 years, Dress for Success Tampa Bay has been providing disadvantaged women in Tampa Bay with the skills, tools and self-confidence they need to become self-sufficient. We've served over 10,000 women. Dress for Success relies on the financial contributions, in-kind donations and volunteer efforts of individuals and companies around the world who are committed to helping women take charge of their lives. Visit our website page to learn how you can get involved with Dress for Success Tampa Bay.
About Karen Gillman and On Point Executive Center
Karen Gillman is Vice President of Sales and Marketing at On Point Executive Center, a co-founder of Charity Chics, an ambassador and member of Working Women of Tampa Bay, a wife and a mother of two children. She was named one of three finalists for the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Leader of the Year award, among the 2011 Fearless Women and a finalist for the 2011 Business Woman of the Year Award – TBBJ. She was also recognized among the Top 300 Businesses in the South by Business Leader Magazine, and was a 2014 finalist for the TTTJ Business Woman of the Year.
On Point Executive Center provides virtual office services to over 260 local and international businesses. The center affords small businesses on a limited budget the luxuries of a large corporation: receptionists, office space on demand, meeting rooms, translation services, notaries and more – on an as-needed basis. For more information, visit our website or call the Tampa office at 813-350-7800.