About

Helping women achieve autonomy, success, and confidence is a goal that Wings for Success works for every day. Thanks to dedicated volunteers, a supportive community, and a solid vision for the future, it’s also a goal we’ve been able to achieve for more than 20 years.


History

Wings for Success was formed in 1998 by a group of women who saw that having work-appropriate attire was a barrier to finding a job. Over the years, Wings has grown from an all-volunteer run organization, to a high-functioning professional organization with four staff supported by a group of over 120 active volunteers. We have grown from a historical building in West Chester to our headquarters in Frazer, and are now a multi-site organization, with a site in Kennett Square which opened in January 2015. In September 2019, we celebrated the relocation of our Kennett Square site to a new, larger location in the New Garden Shopping Center, which also provides additional space for workshops.

Since its founding, Wings has helped more than 14,000 women obtain the clothing, advice, and employment preparation needed to become self-sufficient. Our actions are guided by a Strategic Plan and pursued with an ongoing commitment to the highest principles and practices of strong nonprofit management and governance. We demonstrate this by fulfilling the requirements of Standards Basics administered by the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO).

Learn More About Us

Meet our Staff members and our Board members

View our Financial information and Fast Facts

Read our Vision and Strategic Plan


Wings for Success is proudly recognized by the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations as having met all the requirements of the Standards Basics program.

PANO is a statewide membership organization amplifying the impact of the community benefit sector through advocacy, collaboration, learning, communication and support services. PANO exists to support the incredible work of the nonprofit sector and highlight the critical role nonprofits serve. By coming together and recognizing our collective value, Pennsylvania communities and the power to do good will thrive.


We’re committed to the highest level of transparency! Our organization earned the GuideStar 2020 Platinum Seal of Transparency, showcasing the progress and results we’re making toward our mission! Check out our updated profile on GuideStar: https://www.guidestar.org/profile/23-2951962


The GreatNonprofits Top-Rated Awards is the one and only people’s choice award where volunteers, donors, and people served by nonprofits are asked to share stories of inspiration, express their appreciation and potentially help nonprofits earn a spot on the prestigious GreatNonprofits Top-Rated Nonprofits List.

If you love our work then tell the world! You have an opportunity to help us make even more of a difference in our community. Won’t you help us raise visibility for our work by posting a review of your experience with us? All reviews will be visible to potential donors and volunteers. Go to https://greatnonprofits.org/org/wings-for-success to get started!


Wings for Success is a proud member of the following organizations: