Shoppers at area JCPenney stores will be able to round up their purchases to the nearest whole dollar in February to donate the difference to benefit Dress for Success, an organization promoting the economic independence of disadvantaged women.
Dress for Success provides professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
Locally, Dress for Success South Central PA serves women in eight counties and has helped more than 6,000 women since opening in 2007.
“A cornerstone component of Dress for Success is the idea of people helping people — that we must all work together to succeed,” said Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress for Success Worldwide. “One of the best things about this partnership with JCPenney is that it calls the community into action. Anyone and everyone can play a role in helping an unemployed woman enter the workforce, which we know helps her, her family, her community and our economy. We recognize that there are an immeasurable number of obstacles that women face in today’s economic climate and, with JCPenney’s support, we will be able to expand the assistance that we provide to more than 65,000 women each year to overcome them.”