Manicures and Mitzvahs highlights Dress for Success

March 2, 2018

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Beth El Sisterhood hosted Manicures and Mitzvahs at Changes Salon Thursday, Feb. 8 in support of Dress for Success. Twenty women enjoyed pampering, socializing, and a delicious food spread.

Francesca Litow says it was a “Wonderful opportunity to pamper ourselves, visit, and contribute to a very worthy cause supporting women returning to the workforce.”

“It was a wonderful event! I really enjoyed hearing the board member from Dress for Success speak about her journey,” says Kim Gross. “She was so passionate about what the organization did for her by supplying a suit, encouragement, and resources to help her start a new life. It is exciting to think that the many suits that were brought in for the Beth El event will hopefully do the same for other women in need of a new beginning.”

\Many Sisterhood members who were not able to attend emptied their closets, as well as bought clothes to help these women. More than $100 in cash was also donated.

“It was really nice to unwind and socialize with friends and as equally rewarding to participate in the service project, while gaining more understanding of the needs of those who struggle,” says Roseanne Simon.

“The sad realities of single women in poverty, victims of abuse, human trafficking, and circumstances unlike our own, brought an increased awareness to many of us in attendance,” says Simon. “It was powerful to hear about one woman’s story: her rise from poverty and abuse to gainful employment and empowerment through the resources and mentoring she received through Dress for Success. She is now an active board member and mentor for other women, giving back to the organization that gave her clothing and hope.”

- Shelley Frazier

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