RACT team at Dress for Success boutique
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A helping hand on the path to success

A handful of our team recently spent the afternoon volunteering with Dress for Success Hobart, sorting, ironing and steaming incoming clothing donations.

We’ve partnered with this not-for-profit organisation for almost a year, accepting gently used clothing items at our Hobart, Glenorchy, Kingston and Rosny branches.

“This was one of the best volunteer days I have ever done” RACT’s Leah Tierney said. “Having seen the donations come in, and to now help prepare some of them to be used in their programs has been a really uplifting experience.”

Leah and Gen giving some items a steam clean
There's a bit to consider when it comes to sorting

Dress for Success Hobart has provided clothing and career support to almost 1000 women since supporting their first client in 2019. They’re best known for their pre-employment styling sessions, where clients from all walks of life are literally dressed for success, as they’re outfitted in items appropriate for the job they’re seeking to attain. “When our clients first see themselves in the mirror, wearing the new clothes, you can literally see their eyes light up and shoulders pull back with a new level of confidence. It’s so rewarding” said Clare Moore, Boutique Coordinator. 

Our partnership embodies our commitment to community engagement and making a positive difference to the lives of Tasmanians. We’re proud to be able to contribute in supporting women to seek employment and empowering them to pursue their career goals with confidence.