SeQuel’s involvement in a local clothing charity fundraiser helped the organization set event records for attendance and financial donations.
Four SeQuel employees, along with four family members of employees, attended the Ready for Success sixth annual “Fashion with a Passion” fundraiser at the Woman’s Club of Minneapolis in April. Ready for Success provides low-income women and men with gently used and new professional clothing, accessories and new personal care items that are suitable for job interviews and the workplace.
“We’d like to send out a huge thank you to all who were able to come out and support Ready for Success,” said Ready for Success Women’s Program Manager Jennifer Paffel. “Over $24,000 was raised to help women and men in our community get ready for success.”
SeQuel helped to support the silent auction, fashion boutique and fashion show for employees Vicki Erickson, Dianna Deppe, Terri Smith and Carrie Dunn.
“I like the idea that Ready for Success also mentors low-income people to help them improve their abilities to land professional jobs and be self-sufficient,” said Erickson, SeQuel’s VP of Client Services. “They help instill confidence and poise and help people turn goals into a reality.”
“It was great to hear stories from individuals who have actually benefited from Ready for Success and gone on to get multiple jobs after receiving their services,” said Dunn, an Account Manager. “It served as a great reminder why charities like these help to not only improve individual lives, but the entire community.”
As part of SeQuel’s new company-wide philanthropy initiative, when employees donate to charitable causes, the company will match their contributions.
“SeQuel has always encouraged me to grow and expand my career goals,” Erickson said. “Knowing that they support causes like Ready for Success gives me a great sense of pride as an employee and as a woman. It’s the little things that many of us take for granted that make a big difference.”
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