HYDE PARK, NY – Senator Sue Serino today thanked the local community for their generous support of the annual clothing drive for Dress for Success Dutchess County. This year’s collection was one of the most successful drives yet, drawing almost one hundred community members who donated countless outfits and accessories to help empower local women as they work toward gaining economic independence.

“I am always amazed to see just how many women turn out to support one another by donating to this amazing community organization, and this year’s drive did not disappoint,” said Senator Sue Serino. “Dress for Success Dutchess County goes above and beyond to empower women in our community and this drive is just one small way we can help them achieve their mission as they work to give women the tools they need to thrive in and beyond the workplace. We cannot thank our friends and neighbors enough for their support and generosity throughout this year’s drive, and we are grateful to the Dress for Success leaders who work tirelessly to help local women achieve their personal and professional goals.”

“We truly appreciate the donations of new and nearly new professional attire received during Sen. Sue Serino’s spring donation drive,” said Robin Blue-Brown Program Director for Dress for Success Dutchess County. “Thank you donors! Because of your support, women throughout the Hudson Valley will feel more confident and look more polished and presentable while pursuing their professional aspirations. It’s always a pleasure working with Sen. Sue Serino and her wonderful staff. Their continual support and dedication to the missions of Dress for Success and Community Action Partnership for Dutchess County are deeply appreciated.”

“Community Action Partnership and Dress for Success Dutchess County are so very grateful to Senator Serino for continued support and the annual business attire drive,” said Elizabeth Spira, CEO of Community Action Partnership for Dutchess County.  “Clothing donations are a cornerstone of Dress for Success’s career and economic development programming and Senator Serino is an avid supporter of this and all Community Action’s efforts to help low-income families in their pursuit of economic self-sufficiency.”

Dress for Success Dutchess County is a sponsored program through the Community Action Partnership aimed at empowering women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and development tools to help women thrive.

The professional attire they receive through donation drives like this one are used to style professional outfits that are provided to local women free of charge. Women who visit the Dress for Success Boutique, located in Poughkeepsie, receive five professional outfits to ensure that they have access to the attire they need for their initial interviews and as they go on to launch their careers. Dress for Success also provides access to extensive career and life-coaching services, with various workshops taught by community volunteers that focus on everything from resume writing to financial planning.

For more information regarding Dress for Success, the amazing services they offer, or to find additional opportunities to donate, please visit