News

George & King Partnership

As part of our partnership with George & King they are running multiple different offers for customers to support Suited to Success. George & King launched their fundraising campaign last year in the hope to raise much needed stock for the charity. Since then they are pleased to announce that over one hundred suits have been donated as part of the ongoing offer of receiving $100 off a new custom suit when a donation of an old one is made.

This year along with the launch of George & King’s Menswear Concierge Club the company are pleased to announce a new campaign.

 

Welcome to Mr Trevor Evans MP

Suited to Success welcomed Mr Trevor Evans MP for a site tour and to learn about how we are helping men, women and youth gain confidence in overcoming their barriers to employment. With so many people facing hardship, homelessness, mental health, substance abuse or self-esteem issues because of unemployment it is vital that community services like ours continue to operate.

Mr Evans toured our Men's and Women's boutique where we provide interview appropriate clothes to clients and our training and consultation rooms where we provide job, interview and wellness sessions.  Mr Evans was also able to see in action our pre-loved boutique operation which is run by long term unemployed men and women on work placements who are looking to improve their employability skills.  

 

Our annual Bubbles & Beauties was a big success!

Held in 2016 at Brisbane City Hall this event was vital in raising much needed funds.  Without these funds we simply could not continue to offer our programs. We have helped over 5000 clients and there are still many more that need help in overcoming their barriers.

Getting someone into employment can change their lives and ensure their independence.With your help this year we were able to greatly exceed our target budget, have over 320 tickets sold, gain several fantastic press articles in magazines and newspapers and raise valuable awareness in the community.

To see some of the fantastic press coverage we received and photos from the night please click the read more button

 

Exclusive Designer Charity Event to help unemployed on their journey to success

Suited to Success (managing Dress for Success Brisbane) is holding its annual Bubbles & Beauties designer charity fundraiser event on Wednesday 5 October at Brisbane City Hall, Main Auditorium. All proceeds go towards programs to assist unemployed men and women in South-East Queensland.

 

Erin Crawley, STS member, named the Dress for Success® Worldwide Community Action Project winner

After creating something big to give back to deserving younger members of Brisbane’s community, Erin Crawley was named the Dress for Success® Worldwide Community Action Project winner 2015.

Suited to Success in Qweekend

Koren Helbig from the Courier Mail’s Qweekend has written an inspiring story about Suited to Success featuring four of our past clients: Kerri-Anne McKenzie, Clint Styles, Pat Macdonald and Eboney Bunn.

General Manager, Nicole Hard, provides insight about the life-changing services Suited to Success offers while Volunteers Ailsa Crane, Dian Stroud and Stacey McGregor are also quoted in the story.

Special thanks to Koren Helbig and photographer David Kelly for helping our clients share their stories and promoting Suited to Success. Thanks also to Kerri-Anne, Clint, Pat and Eboney, and to the volunteers who assisted on the day.