“I lived in my car with my children for three months. I used to go into a restaurant and sit in a booth watching people as they were having their meals. I’d scan the room for food left untouched and when they left, I waited for the right moment to move in and take whatever I could carry so I could feed my children who were waiting outside. Dress for Success saved me and gave me a life I didn’t know I could have.”
“My husband knocked out all of my front teeth, so I would be too ashamed to go outside. I eventually left him and had it not been for the Dress for Success organization, I don’t know where I’d be today.”
“I was locked away in my home and not allowed to come out. I eventually escaped from my husband and the Dress for Success organization helped give me the tools I needed to survive.”
These are real women who were helped by the Dress for Success organization. This non-for-profit group transforms disadvantaged women into empowered professionals. A large majority of the people they serve are women who were battered, abused, even imprisoned in their own homes by their abusers, living a life of fear whether they stayed or left . One option told them they had to endure a tortuous life of abuse, while the other was living with the fear of how they were going to provide for their children because they were told they were never going to accomplish anything good or productive in life. Thanks to this organization, they received the courage to leave their toxic environments and gain skills to provide for their children. Others are homeless, veterans, or single mothers who are living at or below the poverty line.
This non-for-profit organization gives them a hands-up, instead of a hand-down to get them started on the right path to economic security and self-sufficiency, helping them break the chains of generational poverty.
Join the STW Team for this walk/run event to help benefit the Dress for Success Organization. Your support, whether you run or walk, will contribute to changing and empowering the lives of disadvantaged women.
STW will be leading with a warm-up before the run. Kid or Pet- on- leash friendly- the pet not the kid on leash, please. The event takes place Saturday, May 5th at Wonderland of Americas. See below for more details:
Saturday, May 5th
Wonderland of the Americas
Located at I-10 and Loop 410 on Fredericksburg Rd.
Registration: 6:30 a.m.
Cardio Warm-up: 8:00 a.m.
Run Start: 8:20 a.m.
Walk Start: 8:30 a.m.
Pet friendly (on leash)
Join the STW Team
Sign up under “STW Krav Maga”