Philadelphia Dress for Success to Outfit Witnesses to Hunger Delegation Headed to Washington, D.C. to Tell Their Story at Russell Senate Building Exhibition

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Not-For- Profit Promotes Economic Independence for Disadvantaged Women

Dress for Success Philadelphia will outfit members of the Witnesses to Hunger delegation headed to Washington, D.C. on May 6 to be part of their exhibit in the rotunda of the Russell Senate Building. The creators of the exhibition will also meet with members of the House and Senate.

Marjorie Nightingale, executive director of Dress for Success Philadelphia, said, "Over 40 courageous young women in Philadelphia have stepped forward in the Witnesses to Hunger initiative to share the glaring day-to-day realities of living in poverty with very young children. Provided with digital cameras, these women have recorded and provided an uncensored view into their daily struggles, their hopes, and their ideas for positive change. At Dress for Success Philadelphia, we are honored to be able to provide these women with the professional clothing needed to travel to Washington to meet with members of Congress and the public to tell their unvarnished stories."

The Philadelphia Dress for Success personal shopper volunteers will be suiting the Witnesses to Hunger women at the organization's store front boutique tonight and tomorrow evening. Dress for Success Philadelphia provides personalized, one-on-one wardrobe counseling as the first step in promoting economic independence for disadvantaged women.

The Witnesses to Hunger exhibition will be shown May 4-8, 2009 in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit http://www.witnessestohunger.org.

About Dress for Success
Dress for Success Philadelphia, located at 1043 Spring Garden Street, opened its doors on July 1, 2008. In its first year of operation, it will have suited over 3,500 disadvantaged women in Philadelphia. Dress for Success Philadelphia is part of a worldwide not-for-profit organization offering services designed to help their clients find jobs and remain employed. The Philadelphia Dress for Success supports women in the Greater Philadelphia area. The mission of Dress for Success is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Since 1997, the Dress for Success organization has served almost 450,000 women around the world. For more information, visit http://www.dressforsuccess.org/philadelphia.

Media contact: Donna Weaver, WeaverWorks, 215-428-0972

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