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Dressbarn partners with Dress for Success

With an increasing number of women unemployed and looking for work, dressbarn's annual "Send One Suit Weekend" program aims to remove a fundamental hurdle for those women in need seeking a job: having the proper outfit to wear for the job interview.

The ninth annual clothing donation program will run Feb. 24-27, with drop-off sites at more than 825 dressbarn locations across the country, including the one at Westgate Commons in West Fargo. The national apparel retailer, geared towards the working woman, has teamed up with Dress for Success, the international non-profit organization that supports female economic independence, to collect articles of professional attire, which in turn will be donated to women looking to gain a job or who are trying to re-enter the workforce.

Last year, dressbarn's "Send One Suit Weekend" clothing drive yielded more than 43,000 professional items of clothing in four days. The collected items were distributed to more than 70 Dress for Success affiliates throughout the U.S. This year, the company is looking to attract in excess of 50,000 items of gently-worn professional attire.

For more information, contact West Fargo's dressbarn at 319-832-1496. For a complete list of locations and acceptable items, please visit