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Wellington charity Dress for Success burgled and vandalised

Wellington charity Dress for Success burgled and vandalised

Overnight on 20 September, Wellington's Dress for Success offices in Boulcott Street were burgled. Donated jewellery and clothing was stolen, along with a small amount of cash. The office was also vandalised with essential equipment destroyed.

"The destruction of our offices is devastating," says Jane Fanselow-Price, the charity's Wellington Board President. "Our volunteers put in hours of work ironing, repairing and sorting donated clothes that are used to dress women for job interviews. Much of the equipment we work with has been senselessly destroyed. Even the iron was smashed".

“As a not-for-profit organisation, we rely on donations of new or good quality used clothing and accessories to help support the work we do. We rely on the support of the community to help women on their path to employment."

Anyone with any information about the burglary is urged to come forward and pass the information on to the Police.

Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organisation that helps women on their path to work. Dress for Success has been operating in New Zealand since 1999 – empowering New Zealand women to continually shape their own destiny- transforming themselves, their families and their communities.

“This is not going to stop us from helping women in the Wellington region achieve financial independence. Once the clean-up is done we’ll set about replacing what needs to be replaced and getting back to work" says Jane Fanselow-Price.

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