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News from Dress for Success San Antonio
Dress for Success San Antonio

December, 2011

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Happy Holidays

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Transforming Disadvantaged Women

to Empowered Professionals

December 2011

A Message from our Co-Founder... 


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The Dress for Success San Antonio staff, Board of Directors, and Advisory Council wish you and your family a very happy, safe, and healthy Holiday Season.


We have been successful this year in many areas even as we mourn the loss of two valuable staff members:

  • The number of clients who have secured employment as a result of utilizing our services has continued to climb. In October alone, we projected 6 placements. However, 42 clients secured employment, a 700% increase above projection.
  • We contracted with bestselling author and fundraiser, Laura Fredricks, to help us develop a structured fundraising process, which is critical as we move forward in our goal of obtaining a permanent home.
  • This month we will be completing the third class for our new job readiness training program, the Going Places Network (GPN) by Wal-Mart. This is an intense 9-week course involving aptitude realization, career development, and job-search skills building. Click here to view a GPN client success story.
  • We established the "Precious Gems Society," a giving society that allows individuals and companies to support the organization at various levels.   Please click here for annual giving levels and further information.

Dress for Success San Antonio is a local non-profit agency serving over 1,000 low-income women each year, which affects more than 2,220 children annually. We could not do this incredible work without your help.  Consider honoring a friend or loved one with a tax-deductible donation in their name during this season of giving and stop the cycle of generational poverty.  All gifts made during the month of December will be recognized on our website throughout 2012.


Thank you for your continued support, 

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Ladies and Gentlemen, treat yourself or the woman in your life, to Dress for Success (DFS) San Antonio's End of Year Holiday Sale.  Don't be misguided by the extraordinary low pricing (to view prices click here).  These are beautiful fashions at great prices.   And, with each purchase, your dollars are helping DFS San Antonio prepare each client to get their new career started.  It's a win-win during this holiday season.  Come shop early to grab these wonderful deals. 




Upcoming Events


Wednesday, March 28th, 2012



Each year friends of Dress for Success San Antonio gather to share in the transformation of our clients from disadvantaged women to empowered professionals, excelling in both their careers and personal lives. This awe-inspiring event celebrates growth, triumph, and change. The annual gala is our primary fund-raising event and this year we also celebrate our first ten years. Shining the Light on a Decade of Success will be a fun-filled night of laughter, tears, inspiration and entertainment, attended by philanthropists, industry leaders, and local celebrities.


For more Information click here. 

Or click the BLACKTIE San Antonio Logo below to register online:


Upcoming Events



May 5, 2012 


Mark your calendars and watch for more information on our webpage for more information.


Contact Information

Director of Strategic Initiatives | Charles Villafranca | 210-737-1515

P.O. Box 91036 

San Antonio, Texas 78209


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 The mission of Dress for Success San Antonio is to address the needs of low-income women by promoting economic security and self-sufficiency to break the chains of generational poverty and eliminate the need for public assistance through job preparation, employment retention, and career development programs.


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