Fashion is all about looking good. Who knew it can be used to do good, too?
Starting today, I’m going to be wearing stunning spring ensembles provided by Hingham-based retailer Talbots on the webcast of my Boston Herald Radio show, “Boston Herald Drive.”
Each day, a new outfit, and you can view every one right on the Herald’s homepage. And after I’ve worn these fabulous dresses, jewelry and accessories generously donated by Talbots, I’ll be giving them to Dress for Success in Boston.
If you’re not familiar with this terrific charity, Dress for Success is a nonprofit that provides professional attire to disadvantaged women so they can have nice, work-appropriate clothing to wear on a job interview. Dress for Success also provides women with the tools needed to develop a career and economic independence.
The charity started in 1997, and can now be found in more than 140 cities in 19 countries. It has helped more than 850,000 women on the path to being self-sufficient.
With more than 92 million Americans out of work today, and so many of them women, I’m thrilled to lend a hand to such a great cause. I’ve been a longtime supporter of dozens of worthwhile charities that better the lives of others, largely because I believe that what matters most is the lives we touch, the love we give and the good we do in the world, not the balance in our bank accounts.
Kim Todd, executive director of Dress for Success Boston knows firsthand how women benefit from the nonprofit’s services. “Every day, women leave our boutique with a renewed hope and confidence in their ability to succeed.”
There’s no doubt that the fastest way out of poverty is a good paying job. It’s the surest path to prosperity and achieving the American Dream. I’m happy to partner with Talbots and Dress for Success to help women in Boston feel confident and look fantastic on their next interview.
Best wishes to them all!
Adriana Cohen is co-host of “Boston Herald Drive” on Herald Radio and WMEX-AM 1510 weekdays from 7 to 9 a.m. Follow her on Twitter @AdrianaCohen16.