Fall 2014 Newsletter

Falling Leaves, Soaring Wings
Autumn 2014 Newsletter


Fall Fashion Trends

New Mission Statement

Fall Fundraiser

Fall Flash Sale

Wings in the News

Donate Fall & Winter Clothing

Client Success Quote



Sept 25: Flash Sale

Oct 11: Clothing Donation

Oct 23: Fall Fundraiser

Fall Trend: Gray Matters

As the summer comes to a close, refresh your wardrobe with grays and neutrals, which are staples of the 2014 fall palette. Embrace gray and neutral shades in pants, skirts, suits and sweaters. To bring them to life:

  • Add a pop of color with deep burgundy or plum, which are hot this season.
  • Add a pop of color with accessories such as a statement necklace or bright bangle.
  • Pair a solid gray jacket, skirt or pants with a vibrant print blouse.

New Mission Statement Approved by Board of Directors 

As previously reported, Wings for Success is in the midst of a process to determine the organization's strategic direction and future focus, utilizing significant input from clients, supporters, and community partners. The first major output from the process, a re-articulated Mission Statement, was approved by the Board of Directors at its most recent meeting.

"Wings for Success empowers women in need to pursue employment and economic security through apparel, advice and advocacy."

"This new Mission Statement reflects our desire to help our clients in ways that go beyond apparel and advice to include the kind of advocacy that will influence the policies that support women's economic empowerment and workplace success," says Board President Mary Pat Knauss (right). "We are now drafting strategic goals and priorities to support our expanded mission and guide the organization's activities through 2017."

Thanks to all who have contributed to the Wings for Success strategic planning process to date.


Register Now for Our Fall Fundraiser

WOGL-FM radio host Valerie Knight (right) will host the Wings for Success "Merriment, Makeovers and Miracles" fundraiser on October 23rd from 6 to 8 pm at the Chester Valley Golf Club in Malvern. During the event, Wings clients will share inspiring stories of how looking good led to doing well professionally. The evening will also feature a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, desserts, wine and other beverages.

"This is our fifth 3M event," says Wings Executive Director LeeAnn Riloff, "so we have several surprises in store for attendees. You won't want to miss it!"

Space is limited, so please register online by October 17th to enjoy the early-bird price of $50 per person ($15 of which is tax deductible).


Pick up Some Bargains at Our Fall Flash Sale

Our next Flash Sale is coming up and you won't want to miss it!  It will be from 4-6 pm at Wings in Frazer on Thursday, September 25th.  We have tons of fabulous clothing for the season at some very reasonable prices.  You can pay by cash, check, or credit card.  We can give you a receipt for your purchases. All proceeds will benefit Wings for Success and help women in need receive the professional clothing, confidence, and life skills they need to gain employment and self-sufficiency.


Wings in the News: Sisterly Love

The great work of Wings for Success is getting noticed.  In early July, the organization was featured on Ukee Washington’s weekly “Brotherly Love” segment on Philadelphia's CBS TV-3. Entitled “Wings For Success Helps Lift Women’s Careers,” the two-minute segment provides an overview of the impact the organization has on women in need.  

As the segment narration notes, “Looking for a job often means you need a sharp outfit for interviews. But many people can’t afford that. (Wings for Success) is helping women in the four-county suburbs get the job.”

Learn more by watching the segment online. Then share the story and link with your network via your blogs and LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and email accounts.


Handbags Sought for October 11 Fall and Winter Clothing Donation Drive

Due to limited storage space, only fall and winter clothing will be accepted during our next donation event on Saturday, October 11th, from 9 am to noon at our Frazer location. We are also in great need of handbags -- all colors but especially black. If you have items to donate, please check our donation guidelines.


Client Quote: Confidently Soaring Toward Success

“I’m 30-years-old and have always had self-esteem issues because I don’t fit into society’s preconceived notions of beauty.  Today at Wings for Success, they truly made me feel beautiful.  I really needed this boost of confidence, and I believe I will use this confidence to impress my future boss.”



Office Location: 490 Lancaster Ave | Frazer, PA 19355
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1184 | Frazer, PA 19355
Phone: 610.644.6323 | Fax: 610.644.7323 | Email: info@wingsforsuccess.org


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