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Dress for Success honors supporters for community work

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A group dedicated to giving women a hand up, not a hand out, in the workforce is honoring those who help them reach their goals. 

Dress for Success promotes economic independence for disadvantaged women. They provide them with professional clothing, support and career development skills.

Thursday night at the annual Little Black Dress fundraiser in Jackson they gave special thanks to those who support their efforts, including the Senior Executive Vice President for BankPlus.

"I grew up in a family that believed in giving back," said Gene Delcomyn. "I had a mother and father who taught me how to give at an early age, and that's just what we do."

Kamesha Mumford, President of the Dress for Success Board, told us "We give women a hands up said Kamesha Mumford, President for the Dress for Success Board. "We help them matriculate into jobs and careers that better the lives of their families and the whole community."

Others honored were the Jackson Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Eva Jones who helps victims of Domestic Violence, and Local attorney, Lakeysha Greer-Isaac.

Dress for Success has provided clothing for over 70-thousand women.

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