“Daniel Gale Cares” Program Helps Women Dress for Success
Posted by Kathleen Caputi — May 18, 2015
COLD SPRING HARBOR, NY - As part of its ongoing “Daniel Gale Cares” program, Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty, one of the nation’s leading realtors, has designated May as “Dress for Success” month. As such, an organization-wide effort is taking place across Long Island from Flushing, Queens to Shelter Island. Each of the 25 sales offices is collecting gently used career clothing and accessories that will be donated to Dress for Success.
“Since its founding in 1922, Daniel Gale has remained a strong supporter of our local communities,” said Patricia J. Petersen, President and CEO of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s. “The Dress for Success Clothing Drive has long been one of our favorite events. As real estate professionals, we are particularly tuned into the impact of a well put together appearance. I am especially proud of the Daniel Gale family for their overwhelming enthusiasm and support.”
Dress for Success is a not-for-profit organization that helps women make successful transitions into the workforce. Each client receives a business suit for job interviews and is given a second suit when she gets a job. Dress for Success also provides ongoing career development support to help the client build a successful career.
Renee Hughes of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s Roslyn office has been charged with coordinating the Dress for Success efforts. While its agents traditionally generously donate items from their own closets, Daniel Gale Sotheby’s is also reaching out to the community for donations. Each office has a designated ambassador to administer the program. Local vendors from grocery stores to nail salons to dry cleaners are also pitching in by posting flyers and otherwise promoting the drive. Daniel Gale Sotheby’s Home Services Division and Corporate Transfer have donated boxes to every Daniel Gale Sotheby’s office for ease of collection and transport.
“The essence of our “Daniel Gale Cares” campaign is to show our local community that we care, Daniel Gale cares, and Daniel Gale gives back,” said Ms. Hughes. “For some women starting a career or reentering the job market, dressing appropriately for an interview can be a significant hurdle. Our hope is that our collective efforts will help our neighbors make a positive impression during a job interview.”
Daniel Gale Sotheby’s Renee Hughes (front row left) is joined by the Daniel Gale Cares team, which is coordinating an Island-wide effort to collect new and gently used business attire to help women Dress for Success. Pictured with Renee are her colleagues in the Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty Roslyn office (back row, l-r): Linda Wohl, Pat Black, Joy Benjamin, Hope Hassouni, and front row (l-r): Carolyn Lederer, Lisa Seidner, and Roy Sobel. Absent from photo, but part of the team are Lea Frank, Deborah Gottlieb and Nadia Sacan.
About Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty
Founded in 1922, Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty consistently leads the nation in achieving one of the highest average sales prices in the country. Daniel Gale Sotheby’s is a $2.3 billion dollar organization with close to 700 sales associates in 25 offices spanning Long Island and Queens. Services include a Relocation Division, an award-winning Marketing & Technology Department, a Development Marketing Group, Commercial and Rental Divisions; Ambassador Abstract title company, and a Wells Fargo Home Mortgage affiliation. The Sotheby’s International Realty® affiliate for Long Island’s North Shore since 1976, DGSIR has gained national and international recognition, including top honors worldwide.
In addition to its place on the Regents Board of "Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate," Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty is active in Real Trends, The Asian Real Estate Association and The Realty Alliance (comprising some of the real estate industry's most influential companies with participation "by invitation only"). For more information, visit www.danielgale.com.