14th Annual Luncheon to Raise Funds for Area Job Seekers


 14th Annual Luncheon to Raise Funds for Area Job Seekers

Clothes That Work will use Funds Raised to Expand Services

Dayton, Ohio (August 18, 2014) — Building on its mission to inspire confidence and create opportunities for area job seekers, Clothes That Work will host the 14th Annual Fashioning Futures Luncheon on October 23.

The Fashioning Futures luncheon is an uplifting and informative event with a fashion show that features Clothes That Work client-models. The client-models share their varied backgrounds and stories of success with more than 500 luncheon guests at Sinclair Community College’s Ponitz Center.

“We hope attendees walk away with an understanding of the impact Clothes That Work has on our region’s workforce,” said CTW Executive Director Paula Cosby. “It is through the community’s continued support that we are able to further our mission and expand our services.”

Clothes That Work provides interview appropriate clothing and personalized confidence building image coaching for unemployed and underemployed men, women and teens.  Once clients secure a job, they can return and select additional outfits to better prepare them for a new career.  Clothes That Work also provides interview training skills, and image workshops.  Last year alone, Clothes That Work served over 1,670 job seekers.

This year’s luncheon is co-chaired by Heather Heinz-Buttery, human resources manager of the LBrands Customer Care Center and Natasha Baker, editor of the Dayton Magazine.

“I have attended this luncheon for years and always walk away feeling inspired and impressed,” said Baker. “What CTW does for this community is essential.”

“Participating in the luncheon planning gives you an inside look at the devotion and level of caring of the CTW staff,” added Heinz-Buttery. “Each individual client’s success drives the staff to do more every day with the support they receive.”

Plan to join us for our 14th annual Fashioning Futures Luncheon on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at the Sinclair Conference Center from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. The event is open to the public and limited sponsorship opportunities and individual tickets are available through October 17, 2014.

For more information, visit www.clothesthatwork.org.


Clothes That Work is a champion for workforce development in the Greater Dayton Region, providing interview and work appropriate clothing, confidence-building image counseling and interview coaching for people who are seeking employment.