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Poised For Success raises funds to suit up women for workplace

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Laurie Stinson

On November 19, 2013, Poised For Success hosted it 7th annual fundraiser event at The Diplomat West in Elmhurst. More than 380 attendees helped to raise more than $25,000. Premier sponsors of the event were McGraw Hill Higher Education and the Boler Company. Other donors included Leaders Bank, McDonald's, Clover's Garden Center, Walmart and Tyson.

Poised For Success® is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization that offers personalized services to help low income women through a social service referral program. The organization provides, at no charge, interview and business appropriate clothing to women in the job market. Volunteers also assist clients in building self-esteem and interview skills, as well as referrals to other local service organizations providing job-skills training and job placement.

The money raised at the annual dinner will enable Poised For Success to better serve more women. Poised For Success is the only non-profit organization in the Western suburbs offering its unique and professional services to women in need.

To learn more about Poised For Success, become a volunteer, host a clothing drive, donate clothing or make a contribution visit The organization is located at 312 S. Westmore-Meyers Road, Lombard.