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Community Volunteers to be Honored at “Toast to Success” Benefit May 19

Kylee Knoles of Cablevision News 12 pictured with Ayanna Brown (l) and Debbie Venditti (r) of Dress for Success Mid-Fairfield  County.

Dress for Success Mid-Fairfield County will host its annual benefit, celebrating the successes of the past year promoting the economic independence of women. During “Toast to Success”, three individuals will be recognized for their volunteerism and support of Dress for Success to offer long-lasting solutions that enable women to break the cycle of poverty.

Christine Oleynick of “Over 40 Females” and Danica Delia of “Daymon Worldwide” will receive Corporate Citizen Awards for being continual sources of support by hosting drives for apparel and accessories needed by women to enter the workforce. Charlene Chiaro of “Clearvision Productions” will receive the Civic Engagement Award for selecting Dress for Success Mid-Fairfield County as the charity partner for the 2015 “Fun Girls Night Out” show series and donating a portion of the events proceeds to the program.

“Volunteers and companies across the region can make a big impact in women’s lives,” said Debbie Venditti, Director, Dress for Success Mid-Fairfield County. “With the support of organizations and individuals such as these three, we can reach a greater number of women and make our vision a reality.”

Dress for Success Mid-Fairfield County invites all to a fun-filled spring evening at the 'Toast to Success' Benefit on May 19, at the Westport Arts Center beginning at 5:30pm. Guests will be treated to an evening filled with music by Thom Adams, keyboardist with What Up Funk!  The evening emcee will be Kylee Knoles, anchor and reporter for Cablevision’s News 12 Connecticut. Hors d’oeuvres will be served to complement the variety of wines and a wide selection of silent auction and raffle items. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased by calling 203-610-8570 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or online at www.midfairfieldcounty.dressforsuccess.org.

Toast to Success is made possible by the generous sponsorship of Aquarion, BevMax, Bic, Connecticut Community Bank NA, Deloitte, Frontier Communications, Fruits & Flowers, The Hour Publishing, Microboard Processing, Inc., People’s United Bank and Xerox.

Dress for Success promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Since opening its doors in southwest Connecticut, Dress for Success has helped thousands of women move towards self-sufficiency by addressing their social and economic needs in relation to work, home and community. Every woman is a success story.  

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