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Dress for Success Little Black Dress Event
Feb 20, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dress for Success Austin, an Austin-based nonprofit dedicated to helping women secure gainful employment through career and image consulting, will be hosting a socially distant fundraising event at Doc’s Drive-In Theatre on Saturday, February 20th.
This year marks the eighth anniversary of DFSA’s Little Black Dress fundraiser. Last year’s event raised over $160,000 to support Austin women with their path to employment and career advancement. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization is getting creative to make sure all guests feel safe and are able to enjoy this year’s event while staying socially distant.
“Hosting the event at Doc’s Drive-In is allowing us to not only create a fun event, but also a very safe one. Guests can enjoy everything from their own cars, as well as explore the large venue at a safe distance,” said Dress for Success Austin Executive Director Mia Johns. “Now more than ever, the women in Central Texas need our services as they navigate job losses and financial hardships brought on by the pandemic, and everyone who attends and sponsors the event will play a huge part in helping us serve our clients.”
The event will feature live music from the Peterson Brothers Band, exciting silent and live auctions run by local auctioneer TK Kenny, food and drinks delivered to guests’ cars, a screening of “A League of Their Own,” and an empowerment program where guests will hear a testimony from one of DFSA’s Client Ambassadors.
General Admission tickets for the Little Black Dress event are $100 each for one vehicle and 1 guest, and buyers may add up to 3 guests to their car for a total of 4 guests per vehicle. The event will also be live streamed via Zoom for any guests who prefer to participate virtually. Live-stream tickets are $50, and each guest will be given a bidder number for the silent and live auctions. Event sponsorships are also still available.
Money raised will help 1,000 Austin women on their path to securing jobs and financial stability. Dress for Success Austin is currently offering free virtual services to anyone who identifies as a woman and includes group career development workshops, one-on-one career support with trained volunteers, monthly support and networking group for employed women, quarterly networking events for women veterans, financial education courses, employment-readiness mentoring programs, and personalized professional clothing packages with zero-contact pickup or delivery.
About Dress for Success Austin:
Dress for Success Austin transforms lives with an all-in-one solution to help women secure gainful employment and advancement through career and image consulting. The nonprofit has been committed to supporting the Austin community since its inception in 2003 and has served over 17,000 local women to date. For more information visit austin.dressforsuccess.org