Now JCPenney is giving shoppers the chance to help women across the country look their best for interviews and land that job in style. The retailer has teamed up with Dress for Success, an organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support, and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and life.
Along with its own charitable giving program, JCP Cares, JCPenney is inviting its customers to round up their purchases in February to the nearest whole dollar and donate the difference to benefit Dress for Success.
“A cornerstone component of Dress for Success is the idea of people helping people; that we must all work together to succeed,” says Joi Gordom, chief executive of Dress for Success Worldwide. “Anyone and everyone can play a role in helping an unemployed woman enter the workforce, which we know helps her, her family, her community and our economy.”
JCP Cares partners with a new charitable organization every month to round up purchases, with past partners including the YMCA, Salvation Army, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and Teach For America. Want to help women dress to impress but prefer to shop on-line? For the first time, shoppers will be able to round up their purchases on jcp.com.