Dress for Success of Western Mass. Receives National Recognition
SPRINGFIELD — Dress for Success of Western Massachusetts is receiving national recognition with the help of the Westfield News Group, LLC, which collected more than 200 pairs of shoes as part of Dress for Success’ #GivingShoesDay event. The collection earned Dress for Success of Western Massachusetts the number-two spot in the world for donations from a single donor, and eighth in the country for total donations that day.
The event was part of a national movement to “shoe their best” as the nonprofit organization once again turned #GivingTuesday into #GivingShoesDay on Dec. 1. For the fourth year in a row, #GivingShoesDay encouraged women to donate their professional shoes to one of more than 140 Dress for Success affiliates across the world, including Dress for Success of Western Massachusetts.
In addition to Westfield News, participating companies in Western Mass. included Insurance Center of New England, Renaissance, BusinessWest, MassLive, Printing Solutions, the Springfield Central Cultural District, the O’Connell Companies, and Eastfield Mall.