Diane Murfit (left), with JLL director Angelo Amara, and Jane McCormack and Karen Woodcock from Dress for Success.

Local landord lends hand

Thursday, 25 January, 2018 - 15:17
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Not-for-profit organisation Dress for Success has secured a new six-month tenancy in West Perth, donated by local landlord Robert Harold McComb, via a listing with JLL.

Mr McComb donated the 342 square metre space after the Property Council of Australia’s commercial committee put a call out to its members to consider donating space, given high vacancy rates in Perth.

The women’s employment charity will use the space to sort donated clothing, shoes, bags and accessories, while continuing to operate out of its Subiaco store.

Dress for Success operations manager Diane Murfit said the organisation had stored all goods in a sea container since the termination of its previous lease last August. 

“Whilst we now have a shopfront in Subiaco, it does not have the space needed to receive, organise and store the generous donations of clothing and accessories; this assistance of donated space now gives us that ability,” she said.

Dress for Success will seek a larger single space at the end of its six-month lease in Subiaco, Ms Murfit told Business News.

Dress for Success is a volunteer-driven organisation with a mission to support and empower women to achieve self-sufficiency and financial independence.   

Its clients are women who are on low incomes, have had a long break in employment, have recently been made redundant, or are disadvantaged.