You’ve heard of Dress For Success, the charity that helps underprivileged women prepare for professional life. When Bobbi Brown heard how DFS was helping women look good, she decided she to kick it up a notch, and make them feel like a million dollars. From CNNmoney.com:
…she heard DFS founder Nancy Lublin speak about how she’d started the charity with the $5,000 her great-grandfather Poppy Max had left her.
An hour later Brown left the venue inspired. She started offering makeovers for women who were getting outfitted by DFS. And recently, as a way to mark her 50th birthday, she ran the group’s 10th-anniversary gala and set a goal of raising $1 million.
She surpassed her goal.
Now, raising a million bucks is a crazy tall order. But the lesson Brown’s experience teaches is one that anyone can apply: There’s a huge difference between having a bunch of charities you support because your friends volunteer there or your company encourages you and having a cause that feels like home.
“When you spread your time and your dollars all over the place,” says Brown, “you don’t really get to see what those dollars mean. When you’re focused, you see that the things you’re doing make a huge difference in people’s lives – and that makes all the difference in the world.”
Make women feel like a million dollars, raise a million dollars. Well done, Bobbi, you give good glam.
Baristaville, tell us if you have a favorite charity, and why you picked it…