Transforming women’s lives

Established in 2009, Dress for Success Sydney (DFSS) is a not-for-profit, volunteer powered organisation that helps women who have fallen into financial difficulty find work and get back on their feet.

 

Each year, DFSS helps over 3,500 unemployed women across NSW achieve employment and financial independence by providing professional clothing, a network of support, coaching and career development tools – free of charge.

From welfare to the workforce

We aim to instill confidence, build resilience, and restore dignity; supporting women to find work and get back on their feet.

Empowering women

We work to bridge the gap for vulnerable women by addressing unconscious bias and creating fairness and equality for female jobseekers.

Sustainable clothing practices

We style our clients in pre-loved and end-of-the-line workwear, committing to the circular fashion economy and the ethical disposal of clothing that may otherwise end up in landfill.

Our Volunteer Community

DFSS is powered by more than 1,000 volunteers that support and enhance the work of our small team of staff. Every year, volunteers provide around 20,000 hours because they believe in the DFSS mission and see the direct impact on the lives of so many women.

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Browse our popular fundraising options and register to fundraise for success. Host in person or virtually.

DRIVE IT

Style our clients for success; host a clothing drive in your community or workplace

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HOST IT

Host an event or fundraiser; choose from these popular options or create your own

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SHOP IT

Donate a % of sales or proceeds from a service, shop, business or campaign

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SWEAT IT

Raise more than a sweat! Join our City2Surf team or create your own challenge

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