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Dressbarn gathers clothing donations to assist women rejoining workforce

Dressbarn, through its partnership with Dress for Success, will collect everything from blazers to blouses at all of its 825 stores to assist women job-seekers nationwide. Dressbarn stores will also reward shoppers with a 15% discount off their entire purchase when they drop off new or gently used professional attire during the retailer's 10th annual S.O.S. - Send One Suit - Weekend donation drive, that will take place March 1-4.

Dressbarn believes that thousands of women may be unable to secure employment because they simply don't have appropriate business attire to wear to a job interview. The S.O.S. - Send One Suit - Weekend underscores the retailer's focus on the needs of the working woman and exemplifies its corporate commitment to philanthropic efforts dedicated to brightening the lives of women everywhere.

Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Since starting operations in 1997, Dress for Success has expanded to more than 110 cities in 13 countries. To date, Dress for Success has helped more than 600,000 women work towards self-sufficiency.

Dressbarn, a division of Ascena Retail Group Inc., is a leading national women's specialty apparel retailer offering quality casual, career and special occasion fashions. Dressbarn stores carry styles in sizes 4 to 24, as well as shoes and accessories. Today, dressbarn operates over 825 stores in 47 states, including the store located in West Fargo at 1500 13th Ave.

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