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Chesterfield Food Bank

There are families in our shared communities that go to bed hungry every night. Chesterfield Food Bank exists to give a hand up, to those in need.

Their main clients are those who do not qualify for government assistance. This group includes the single mom working to try to put food on the table, the senior citizen surviving solely on social security, the veteran on disability, the young couple just starting out, and the person that just got laid off from their job. In cooperation with Local Social Services, they are locating and helping those families and individuals that would not have been helped, in the past. They strongly believe in the principle, "Give a man a fish and feed him today, teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime."

Currently, in Chesterfield, they serve 1800 people a week through their many programs and distributions. They are excited to be moving towards not only serving Chesterfield but surrounding counties. Learn how you can help support them at the show.

Dress for Success Central Virginia

Join Dress for Success Central Virginia as they take to the runway modeling fashions from their boutique on Saturday, March 17th in partnership with CEO Magazine.

The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

Founded in 2012 and based in Richmond, VA, Dress for Success Central Virginia is part of an ever-expanding network of Dress for Success affiliates who work together with referral agencies, volunteers and companies across the world to make a big impact in women’s lives.

Our commitment to empowering low-income women influences every aspect of our service and organizational structure.  Our continuum of services includes signature programs such as Suiting, Career Center , Jumpstart GED Preparation, and the Professional Women’s Group. Beyond providing professional attire, our programs address and eliminate the frustrating obstacles that may arise during a search for employment.

Our Vision
Our vision is a world where women do not live in poverty. We strive for a world where all women are financially independent, are treated with dignity and respect and are directly impacting their lives and those of their families. We aspire to a world that fully harnesses the power of women and recognizes their role in economic sustainability.

Our Purpose
Our purpose is to offer long-lasting solutions that enable women to break the cycle of poverty. Dress for Success is part of a global movement for change, empowering women to obtain safer and better futures.We provide each client with professional attire to secure employment, but we are about much more than simply a new outfit. Besides physically equipping the client with apparel and accessories, our programs furnish her with a confidence that she carries forever and the knowledge that she can actively define her life, the direction she takes and what success means to her.
Annually, Dress for Success Central Virginia serves more than 200 women in the metro area. 
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