Clothes That Work Highlights Success Stories at Annual Luncheon


Dayton, OH (October 2, 2014) – Clothes That Work will highlight client success stories and share the economic impact the organization’s services has in the Miami Valley at its 14th annual Fashioning Futures Luncheon.

Stories like the one below will be shared at the luncheon on October 23, 2014. This uplifting and informative event features a fashion show with Clothes That Work client-models, who will share their varied backgrounds and stories of success with more than 500 luncheon guests at Sinclair Community College’s Ponitz Conference Center.

Client Success Story

Kim utilized Clothes That Work’s services after losing her job as a nursing assistant due to a tragic injury inflicted by a patient.

A determined mother of three, Kim sought help from Clothes That Work, which gave her the professional clothing and soft skill coaching to secure employment as a receptionist and has been promoted twice within her company.

”Clothes That Work helped change my life drastically — from an unemployed nursing assistant who really was scared about how I was going to put food on the table, to becoming [someone] who has put two children through college and cannot wait to see what tomorrow holds for her.  I am just one of the many stories that are out there waiting to be heard of how Clothes That Works has helped changed lives for the better, or better yet there are more stories of individuals who will be helped tomorrow just because Clothes That Works exists, ” said Kim.

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 to 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 nearly 1,700 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 Dayton Magazine.

Plan to join us for our 14th annual Fashioning Futures Luncheon, presented by LBrands Foundation, 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. Sponsors for the event include Vectren, CareSource, Wright State University Foundation, Premier Health, Kettering Health Network, WilmerHale, DP&L Foundation, PNC, AT&T and MikeSell’s. For more information, visit or call Stephanie Llacuna at 937.222.3778.

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.