We need your help

Too often, women are leaving a correctional facility with what limited belongings they did have, enclosed in a plastic bag.

Our Dress for Success Prison Program – the Welcome Back(pack) Initiative, provides all women with a bag filled with basic clothing, including underwear, socks and shoes and a toiletries pack to get them started on their return to the community. This introduces this group of women to Dress for Success in the hope they will access our broad range of services when they are ready to re-engage with employment opportunities.

We are currently in desperate need of stock to fill these requirements with increased demand for this program.

“Having my personal belongings inside a backpack instead of a garbage bag means that I can keep a bit of my dignity and walk out with my head held high. It also feels good to walk out owning something for myself.”

Welcome Backpack recipient

Our Wish List

The bags of clothing include brand new underwear socks and basic shoes to go with a complete outfit of clothing chosen from our Boutique. These are the most common items purchased from Kmart and we would gratefully receive any donations of these items as well.

You can also purchase a digital gift card we can use to shop for these items.  Please use the email address clients@dressforsuccesstas.org if you choose this option.

  • Shampoo (300ml approx)
  • Conditioner (300ml approx)
  • Body wash (300ml approx)
  • Face Wipes
  • Soap/handwash
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Deodorant
  • Comb/ brush
  • Sanitary pads/Tampons
  • Face cloth/washer
  • Face wash (100ml approx)
  • Moisturiser face
  • Moisturiser body
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Mouthwash
  • Toiletries/ Wash bag

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