Submitted by Mark Turpin on Tue, 03/19/2013 – 20:44
Through support of Co-Sponsor Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas and more than 20 Austin-area businesses, non-profit furthers its mission to ensure economic independence of disadvantaged women
Austin, TX (March 19, 2013) – The results are in! HT Staffing, a total-solution staffing firm, with the help of Co-Sponsor Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, raised more than $11,400 for local non-profit Dress for Success Austin during their First Annual Give Back Party held on March 8 at the Russian House of Austin. More than 20 Austin-area corporate sponsors and individual donors supported both financially and with donated clothing such as suits, jackets and other business attire.
“Giving back to the community is a strong part of our corporate culture at HT Staffing. We are thrilled to have been able to raise money for Dress for Success Austin and having fun while doing it,” said Mark Turpin, partner and CEO, HT Staffing. “More than 250 of our colleagues and friends came out to support an organization with a mission that resonates with us—helping people in our community find great jobs.”
Dress for Success Austin is a non-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and career development tools to help women thrive in work and life. Since the organization opened its doors in 2003, it has served over 5,000 disadvantaged women, empowering them in every aspect of their lives. The money raised by HT Staffing and its supporters is enough to help 54 women receive professional interview and employment attire through Dress for Success Austin’s suiting program, or to help nearly two dozen women receive career development services for one year.
“Dress for Success Austin extends a ‘hat’s off’ to HT Staffing for their efforts to help us continue our services to disadvantaged women in Central Texas,” said Judy Chambers, the organization’s executive director. “While best known for providing interview appropriate attire, Dress for Success has grown to now offer seven pre- and post-employment programs to help women-in-need move toward personal self-sufficiency and professional growth. The fundraiser by HT Staffing will definitely make a difference in service offerings for disadvantaged women.”
The First Annual HT Staffing Give Back Party was made possible through the generous support of the following organizations:
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Gold Level Sponsors
Silver Level Sponsors
Alliance Payroll Services, Inc.
Boulette & Golden, LLP
Russian House of Austin
Bronze Level Sponsors
Hay Compere PLLC
Aztec Events & Tents
Austin Business Journal
Fallbrook Technologies, Inc.
A slideshow of photos from the event can be found on The HT Staffing YouTube Channel. For more information or interest in sponsoring next year’s event, please contact HT Staffing.
About HT Staffing
Locally-owned HT Staffing is a total-solution staffing firm that provides Texas companies with timely top talent and custom-tailored staffing strategies through three specialized divisions — HT Staffing, HT Professional and HT Technical. Top-ranked by the Austin Business Journal since 2004, HT Staffing has a trusted track record as a staffing partner that delivers on its promises. The firm serves Central Texas through its Austin offices and the Golden Triangle area through its Beaumont office. For more information, please visit www.htstaffing.com.