Women Supporting Women
To celebrate International Women’s Week 2023, we're thrilled to be partnering again with employment support charity Smart Works Reading with a special ‘buy one, donate one’ promotion.
From 1st to 8th March 2023 when you buy Scream Pretty jewellery using the code IWD10 we'll donate a brand-new piece of jewellery to Smart Works Reading clients plus you'll get a handy 10% discount on your purchase ;).
Smart Works Reading supports women from the Berkshire area into work by providing free workwear, career, and interview coaching. Every client with a confirmed interview receives a high-quality, specially selected outfit that is hers to keep so that she feels smart and confident meeting prospective employers.
Over the past year, 74% of Smart Works Reading clients have gone on to get the job and transform their lives. Smart Works rely on donations of high-quality workwear from retailers and individual supporters.
Scream Pretty and our sister brand Lily Charmed have supported the charity for a few years – the finishing touch of a piece of jewellery gives their clients that little extra confidence boost so that they look and feel the part ahead of their interview.
When you select your Scream Pretty jewellery you will know that another woman will be wearing new jewellery at a transformative moment in her life.
Smart Works Reading supports women through outreach in the community including the local Reading Ukrainian Centre.
Nadiia (not pictured) attended a referral event at the Reading Ukrainian Centre. She was keen to start work but having arrived in a new country, she was struggling to find a job. When asked what getting a job would mean for her, she replied that it is a chance to start her life over.
Smart Works Reading was delighted that, with the help of their amazing dressers and coaches, Nadiia got the job as Sales Manager.
In Nadiia's words: “The Smart Works team supported me very much in a difficult time. Great people work here. They are ready to support and help. Thank you so much.”
SHE GOT THE JOB!
74% of clients at Smart Works Reading go on to get the job. With your
support, they can help more women in need into work.
Use code IWD10 this week at Scream Pretty and we will donate a piece of jewellery to Smart Works Reading on your behalf. You'll get a 10% discount on your purchase too.
If you would like to donate directly to Smart Works Reading, you can do so through the website here. Also, sign up here to receive information on their fundraising events including Fashion Sales where you can bag a bargain while supporting local unemployed women.
It costs almost £3,000 each week to run our centre in Reading and deliver 80 to 100 dressing and coaching appointments each month. As we do not receive money from central government, fundraising is crucial in delivering our service to local women.
Help us to spread the word about Smart Works by liking and sharing their social media posts so that they can reach new clients and supporters, helping more women into work.
Twitter: @SmartworksRDG Instagram: @smartworksrdg
Smart Works Reading on Linkedin www.smartworks.org.uk/reading