The Honesdale National Bank Foundation Supports Dress for Success Lackawanna Members News November 18, 2021 Left to right: Mary Ann Lezzi and Elizabeth Nagy The Honesdale National Bank Foundation supports the community with a $2,500 contribution to Dress for Success Lackawanna (DFSL). The funds will specifically support the organization’s Jumpstart Program through Network for Good. Jumpstart is a grant funded yearlong program that blends together personal coaching, technology, technical assistance, peer learning and an educational framework to help non-profits raise funds to support the organization’s mission. HNB President & CEO David Raven stated, “HNB is dedicated to helping our communities’ with funding for support programs in our area.” He continued, “We understand there are challenges that many face when it comes to starting and building a career. Having access to these useful resources can have a great impact on those we care about most.” Dress for Success Lackawanna is a human services agency dedicated to meeting the needs of low-income women who are either unemployed or underemployed. Programs are designed to ensure that marginalized women have the tools and resources needed to obtain a job and build a career. Their mission is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Dress for Success Lackawanna helps by facilitating economic independence, self-sufficiency, confidence and employment retention through their career center, personal development and suiting programs. Funding for the Jumpstart Program will help DFSL establish, diversify and increase individual fundraising revenues to grow these programs as well as the ability to provide services within its six-county footprint. The Honesdale National Bank Foundation is a 501(c)3 entity established by The Honesdale National Bank to engage in community giving initiatives that foster the area’s growth and resources as it has remained committed to since its founding in 1836. The Foundation’s aims to fulfill that mission through initiatives that support the sustainability and strengthening of resources and programming that make local communities thrive and remain desirable places to live, work, and play. The mission will be upheld through the provision of funding for public charities, institutions, schools and other not-for-profit organizations throughout our local area.