Dress for Success Cincinnati has launched a campaign to fund its June relocation from downtown to Norwood.
As of March 8, the campaign, TransformHER, has already raised $650,000 of its $1.2 million goal.
The local organization, part of a now-global nonprofit mission which started in Manhattan, provides professional attire for women entering or returning to the workforce. The company also provides career support and professional development programming designed for women.
According to the TransformHER campaign page, the organization has experienced an influx of new customers due to many women being furloughed or unemployed during the COVID-19 pandemic. The organization’s team said the community needs their resources now more than ever, which is why they hope to relocate soon with the expanded space in Norwood.
Company representatives claim in a press release that they have been forced to move from their downtown location because the building is being converted into residential units. The new location — 4623 Wesley Avenue in Norwood — features more space for its headquarter offices, meeting rooms, styling boutique and clothing donation center.
In addition, the partnering resale boutique, Portaluca, will be centralized on one floor rather than spread out throughout the building.
Any remaining funding from the relocation campaign will be put toward future projects and a major gifts program.
To donate to the campaign or for information, visit the TransformHER campaign page.