Vionic Shoes Partners with Dress for Success for Annual Stretch for Success Event
Dress for Success is a global nonprofit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and development tools to help them thrive in work and life. Vionic Shoes supports Dress for Success® San Francisco’s annual ‘Stretch for Success’, a women’s yoga and active lifestyle event celebrating fitness, family, and financial independence.
Vionic has contributed a generous financial sponsorship and donated 100 pairs of shoes for Stretch for Success, which will take place for the 16th year on January 23rd. This year’s event will be held virtually, allowing participation from friends, family, and colleagues to join nationwide.
Stretch for Success is one aspect of Vionic Cares’ larger charitable partnership with Dress for Success, helping give women returning to the workforce a step up. The brand kicked off the partnership this past Giving Tuesday, donating a percentage of sales to the Dress for Success national chapter.
“Dress for Success is authentic to Vionic’s ongoing commitment to supporting diverse communities of women as they get ‘up on their feet’. With true support, anything is possible. When we feel and look great, wellness happens and empowerment follows. This purpose is what both of our organizations stand for and the partnership is a perfect fit,” said Angela Caltagirone, SVP, Global Digital and Brand.
Vionic is committed to assisting women and men live their best and healthiest lives from the ground up—focusing on support, comfort, wellness, and inspiring styles. Vionic’s fashion-driven brand of supportive footwear combines its innovative Three-Zone Comfort technology with coveted modern classics and fresh trends.
Visit www.sanfrancisco.dressforsuccess.org to learn more.
This past September, in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Vionic was honored to host a brain cancer research fundraiser benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and PNOC (the Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Consortium Foundation), the latter of which was established by Vionic co-founder Bruce Campbell and his wife Allyn.
Thanks to the generous donations of Vionic customers and team members, we’re pleased to report that close to $10,000 was raised—100% of which was split equally between St. Jude and PNOC.
A diagnosis of childhood cancer is devastating for all members of a family. Brain cancer, now the leading childhood cancer, remains vastly underfunded. Research dollars are critical to treating this disease and finding a cure. The promising news is that outcomes are improving. However, there’s much progress to be made, dependent on funds to support the research.
One of the rewarding things about a corporate mission focused on support, comfort, and wellness is the opportunity to partner with other groups—like St. Jude and PNOC—that are equally dedicated to making a positive impact in the lives of those they serve.
Through the work of our charitable division VIONIC CARES, we look forward to continuing these relationships and engaging with others to make a positive difference where and when we can.
For Giving Tuesday 2020, we are thrilled to host a fundraising effort on behalf of Dress for Success®️, an incredible organization committed to helping women return to the workforce, looking great and feeling confident. In honor of this year’s event, it’s our pleasure to announce that
1% of sales* made by Vionic on December 1st
will be donated to their national chapter,
benefiting women across the United States.
Since 2016 from our Bay Area headquarters, Vionic has had the privilege to collaborate with Dress for Success San Francisco on its annual fundraisers, such as:
- Stretch for Success – a women’s yoga and active lifestyle event celebrating fitness, family, and financial independence
- Annual Dinner and Silent Auction! – a springtime black-tie dinner and dance
- Holiday Soirée – a festive “shop, sip and support” mixer
Each local affiliate is a member of Dress for Success Worldwide, a global non-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and personal development tools to help them thrive in work and in life.
Women like Raji, a Product Marketing Associate in San Francisco, just one of countless women whose life has been forever changed by the charitable outreach of Dress for Success.
“I am so hesitant to ask for help, but Dress for Success built my confidence to lead.”
Raji, Client, San Francisco, USA
Read more about Raji’s experiences with the organization’s Professional Women’s Group and Going Places Network, as well as the skills she’s gained and why she now considers herself a leader.
With the holiday gifting season now in full swing, we hope you’ll consider shopping with us on December 1st in support of Giving Tuesday 2020.
As this atypical year draws to a close, December’s focus on things that matter most—family, friends, and connections to the larger world—have reinforced importance. We truly all are “in this together!”
We’re grateful that the support, comfort, and wellness you get from Vionic shoes will help empower positive change the lives of deserving others, too.
*On December 1, 2020, Vionic will donate 1% of gross sales from vionicshoes.com to Dress for Success (excludes shipping), minimum $2,500 is guaranteed. A copy of Dress for Success’s most recently filed financial report is available from the Charities Registry on the New York State Attorney General’s website (www.charitiesnys.com) or, upon request, by contacting the New York State Attorney General, Charities Bureau, 28 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10005, or at 32 E31 Street New York, NY 10016. You may also obtain information on charitable organizations from the New York State Office of the Attorney General at www.charitiesnys.com or (212) 416-8401.
Engaging to make a difference for good whenever and wherever we can, our charitable branch, Vionic Cares, has delivered shipments of our PRO line of footwear (designed with healthcare workers in mind) to front-line hospitals in New York City, San Francisco and New Orleans, along with a selection of our podiatrist-designed slip-in orthotic inserts to bring “the Vionic difference” to shoes these heroes already own. It’s our way of being able to say thanks and help with their long hours on the job.
To celebrate International Women’s day 2020, Team Vionic gathered to view a TEDx Talk on the importance of advancing workplace equality by Shelley Zalis. As the CEO of The Female Quotient, she believes that gender equality is a social and economic imperative.
Inspired by Zalis’s work, we discussed how we could further support women in the workplace and brainstormed concrete actions we could take. We even wore our commitments on our sleeve, thanks to the International Women’s Day T-shirts created by our very own graphic designer Maria!
At Vionic, we empower women through the organizations we support, such as Dress for Success San Francisco, which helps women on the rise put their best foot forward. If you would like to learn more about Dress for Success or to donate online click here.
Bruce Campbell, VIONIC co-founder, and COO, is also one of the founders of the Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Consortium Foundation, an organization dedicated to the advancement of research and cures for pediatric brain cancer: www.pnocfoundation.org
PNOC Foundation’s vision is to lose no child to brain cancer and to improve the quality of life for those battling and surviving pediatric brain cancer. Vionic volunteers helped assemble over 100 “Care Kits” for children and families waging the fight of their lives against this terrible disease.
Dress for Success San Francisco is the local affiliate of Dress for Success Worldwide, a global non-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and personal development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
Vionic is a proud sponsor of Dress for Success, and most recently took part in its “Holiday Soiree!” which raised over $90,000 for the women they serve.
On September 26, 2019, Vionic participated in choosing the 2019 recipient of the 100Marin grand prize. Vionic is a founding member of 100Marin which is a members-only circle of like-minded, philanthropic individuals who are dedicated to enhancing the support and awareness of Marin County nonprofits. Founded in January 2015, the group has over 200 members. To Learn more about 100Marin click here.
And the winner is… Marin Center for Independent Living! Through the power of our pooled donations, MCIL was awarded the $37,000 grand prize! To learn more about Marin Center for Independent Living click here.
“The Marin Center for Independent Living is so profoundly grateful to the members of 100MARIN for their incredibly transformative gift in support of our programs and services for older adults and people with all types of disabilities in Marin. My heart overflows with gratitude. Thank you for believing in and supporting our mission.” – Kathleen Woodcock, Development Director, MCIL
On September 14th, our Vionic Cares team spent a lovely Bay Area Saturday morning at the Little Marina Green supporting Dress for Success. We were treated to an amazing yoga class by Core Power Yoga, heard an inspiring speech by Tahlia, a DFS client, and raised $33,000. If you would like to learn more about Dress for Success or to donate online click here.Continue Reading >>