New Plans Unveiled for Annual Luncheon

Monday, September 18, 2017, Dayton, OH – Clothes That Work will host its 2017 Fashioning Futures Luncheon on Thursday, October 26, 2017 beginning at 11am in the Great Hall at the Sinclair Conference Center.

Presented by LBrands Foundation, with additional support from Vectren, CareSource, and CompuNet Clinical Labs, the event’s goal is to raise more than $100,000 worth of support for the nonprofit organization. Traditionally, more than 450 guests are treated to a plated meal, enjoy shopping opportunities at a pop-up Boutique, buy raffle tickets for various prizes, and witness a runway show featuring clients as models.

“The luncheon has been a successful fundraising event for us for more than a decade,” stated Executive Director Paula Cosby. “But it’s time to take it to its next exciting level.”

When guests arrive, they will have a chance to network and shop at an expanded pop-up Boutique. “We know guests love to shop the wonderful finds represented in our Boutique,” said Cosby, “so this year, we want people to be able to interact with each other freely and have more shopping opportunity before lunch is served.”

After lunch, guests will be treated to not just one but three different runway shows. “We want to take our guests on a journey,” noted Cosby. “We will still have the ever-popular runway show highlighting our incredible clients and sharing their success stories. But Clothes That Work does more than just provide interview and work apparel, and we want this year’s event to reflect that. We’ve invited community leaders and familiar faces to walk the runway as we showcase all of our programs and services in a fun and energetic atmosphere.”

Tickets are currently $75 each and can be purchased securely online at Guests can also become a Bronze Sponsor for $1,000, which includes a table for eight guests. For additional information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Clothes That Work at 937.222.3778.


About Clothes That Work:

Clothes That Work is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping local job seekers secure gainful employment by providing interview appropriate clothing and personalized, confidence building image services. Additionally, the organization conducts educational workshops, gives interviewing tips, and coaches on exhibiting appropriate professional behavior to meet employers’ expectations. Call 937.222.3778 or visit to make a financial donation, learn about volunteer opportunities, sign up for a workshop, or find a location to drop off donations of clothing.

Media Contact:
Bill Perry, Marketing & Communications Manager
937.222.3778 x150