SATURDAY JULY 18, 2020
MOVE FORWARD TOGETHER,
AT A TIME.
On Saturday July 18, 2020, we walk for women everywhere!
Join Dress for Success as we virtually power walk in solidarity with women globally who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Whether it’s from the safety of your home or outdoors in your neighborhood, you can participate by running, walking, biking, rollerblading, or jumping on a pogo stick, (you name it!) with us! The distance is up to you – it can be one mile, a 5K, a half-marathon, or more. Throughout the day, there will be opportunities to take a virtual walk, stretch, and meditate with inspiring women. Prizes will also be awarded to individuals and teams for the best costumes, best photo, furthest distance, and top fundraiser.
Every dollar raised will support Dress for Success' COVID-19 recovery campaign, #DFSMovingFoward, to help women and their families affected by the pandemic ensure their economic stability.
YOU CAN CHOOSE YOUR OWN ACTIVITY ON YOUR OWN SCHEDULE
IT'S FUN AND SAFE FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY
YOU CAN HELP WOMEN IN YOUR COMMUNITY RECOVER FROM THE PANDEMIC
IT'S GREAT FOR TEAM AND COMMUNITY BUILDING
REGISTRATION & FUNDRAISING GOALS
$25 FOR INDIVIDUALS
$100 FOR FAMILIES
$2,500 FOR CORPORATE TEAMS
INDIVIDUAL FUNDRAISING GOALS
$250: SILVER LEVEL*
$500: GOLD LEVEL*
$1,000: PLATINUM LEVEL*
*ALL FUNDRAISERS WHO RAISE A MINIMUM OF $250 WILL
RECEIVE ACCESS TO EXCLUSIVE EVENT DAY YOGA AND
Dress for Success was founded on the belief that socio-economic disparities need to be confronted and overturned to ensure equity and advancement for all women.
As two pandemics – COVID-19 and systemic racism – converge on a global scale, the extent to which the women we serve are vulnerable have been illuminated:
Women are bearing the brunt of COVID-19’s disruption, according to the World Economic Forum, serving as caregivers while also holding the majority of jobs being impacted or eliminated in response to the pandemic.
Further, women of color are disproportionately affected by COVID-19, according to the Center for American Progress, exacerbating the economic and health disparities to which they were already exposed.
Against this backdrop, it’s no surprise that the pandemic is having a significant impact on our clients’ employment, finances and mental health according to our affiliates:
79% report clients have been laid off
85% report clients have filed for unemployment benefits
64% report clients have been furloughed
66% report clients are facing financial hardship
53% report clients face food insecurity due to job loss
33% report clients housing is at risk due to job loss
77% report clients feel anxious and stressed about their financial future
Every step you take helps a woman take a step towards economic independence.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
REGISTER ONLINE HERE AS AN INDIVIDUAL OR A FAMILY.
*FOR CORPORATE TEAM AND SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES, PLEASE CONTACT US AT EVENTS@DRESSFORSUCCESS.ORG.
ONCE YOU RECEIVE YOUR WELCOME KIT VIA EMAIL, YOU'LL HAVE EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO SET UP YOUR FUNDRAISING PAGE AND GET STARTED!
LET YOUR COMMUNITY KNOW
THAT YOU'RE PARTICIPATING
IN THE VIRTUAL POWER WALK
AND HOW THEY CAN SUPPORT YOU!
JOIN US ON EVENT DAY! TAG US ON SOCIAL MEDIA AT @DRESSFORSUCCESS TO PARTICIPATE IN CONTESTS AND LET US KNOW HOW YOU'RE DOING!
A special thank you to Ulta Beauty for their support as a Virtual Power Walk Sponsor!
"Ulta Beauty is walking with Dress for Success in support of the many women and families impacted by COVID-19. We believe empowering women during this difficult time will help them achieve economic independence and create beautiful possibilities for tomorrow."