2022 Deb Twocock Award

Brenda has been a volunteer with Dress for Success Vancouver for 18 years. There isn’t much about this organization that she hasn’t witnessed or influenced.

After concluding her term as Board Chair in 2007, she continued to dedicate her time and caring energy to Dress for Success Vancouver clients by establishing the Professional Women’s Group Alumnae – an initiative that continues to be a welcoming and supportive community for graduates of the PWG program. She is still leading the Alumnae group, volunteering to coordinate several Alumnae meetings, both in person and virtual, each year.

In addition, she is always one of the first community members to sign up for Dress for Success Vancouver events, campaigns, and calls to action. Simply put, Dress for Success Vancouver would not be the organization that it is today – without Brenda.

2022 Lucia Crosson Award

Growing and leading with her own vulnerability, Mary worked with two PWG mentees this past year, in addition to being a speaker and content contributor to the Professional Women’s Group program and gifting graduates with her book.

This year, she’s continuing to mentor in the Ambassador program and we’re so grateful for her ongoing support for clients and the mission of Dress for Success Vancouver.

Volunteer of the Month: February 2024

Our Volunteer of the Month, Lisa Woods, has made a tremendous impact on Dress for Success Vancouver since she joined our team as a clothing donor in July 2021. Her ongoing commitment to volunteering as a stylist since November 2022, assisting women with outfit selection and confidence-building, has been invaluable.

Despite her busy schedule, Lisa willingly steps in, even on short notice, ensuring our programs run smoothly. We genuinely appreciate Lisa’s consistent dedication and significant contributions to our cause. 

Outside of volunteering with us, Lisa spends a great deal of time looking after her two Labradoodles, Teddy and Chip.  She also enjoys all things interior design, using her home as a test lab for new ideas, and helping friends and neighbours with their spaces. And travelling with her hubby brings her great joy.

Congratulations, Lisa, on being named Volunteer of the Month.

Volunteer of the Month: January 2024

We are delighted to honour Agnes Bangash as Volunteer of the Month for January.

Agnes’s journey with Dress for Success Vancouver began in October 2023 when she joined as a sorter. From the outset, her dedication and enthusiasm were evident as she quickly adapted to her initial role. Agnes not only embraced her responsibilities but also expressed a proactive willingness to contribute in additional capacities. In November, she seamlessly transitioned into admin shifts, showcasing her versatility and unwavering commitment to our organization.

Going above and beyond, Agnes dedicates some Tuesday mornings to sorting and seamlessly transitions into an afternoon admin shift—a true testament to her passion for our mission. Her commitment extends further with the regular contribution of two volunteer shifts a week, demonstrating her eagerness to actively engage and support our community.

Agnes, your impact on our organization is invaluable, and we extend our gratitude for your hard work, positive attitude, and willingness to go the extra mile. Congratulations once again on being named Volunteer of the Month.

Volunteer of the Month: December 2023

We are delighted to honor a dedicated member of our Professional Women’s Group (PWG) mentor community as our Volunteer of the Month for December! Jacqueline Love Wilson, a passionate advocate for increasing the number of women in leadership roles, has been actively mentoring four women across two different PWG cohorts throughout the past year. Beyond generously dedicating her time, Jacqueline stands out as an exceptional mentor by fostering an environment where her mentees truly feel acknowledged and understood.

Jacqueline’s impact goes beyond the conventional mentorship role; she possesses a unique ability to create an authentic and safe space where individuals can freely express themselves and be heard. As one of her mentees eloquently stated, “[Jacqueline’s] superpower lies in crafting a genuine safe space, allowing individuals to embrace vulnerability and be guided towards greater self-awareness.”

We extend our heartfelt thanks to Jacqueline for her unwavering generosity and passion within our community.

Volunteer of the Month: November 2023

Our Volunteers of the Month for November 2023 are the wonderful members of the 2023 Success Luncheon Committee.

Because of their extraordinary efforts, we had an incredibly successful turnout of 500+ guests and sponsors celebrating our community, and raising essential funds for our programs.

Thank you to the committee and to our amazing team of volunteers who helped us pull off such a beautiful event.

Our volunteers are essential to the success of our organization. We are pleased to recognize them for the gifts, talents and commitment that they share with the Dress for Success Vancouver community.

The Deb Twocock Award

The Deb Twocock Award is a legacy honour named for the first Executive Director of Dress for Success Vancouver. Deb was an essential part of growing the Dress for Success Vancouver community from its infancy and we celebrate her memory with this honour.  The Deb Twocock award is given to an existing volunteer who has exceeded all expectations in their role as a Dress for Success Vancouver volunteer. They heard the call to serve and did so in such a manner that their excellence was seen by all and had to be recognized. This award is given annually and voted on by the Board of Directors.

The Lucia Crosson Award

The Lucia Crosson award is for a new volunteer who broke the mold and shone in their role as a  member of the Dress for Success Vancouver community. Like the Deb Twocock award, this is a legacy award that commemorates the work and dedication of past founding staff member Lucia Crosson. Lucia’s commitment to uplifting all members of Dress for Success Vancouver is reflected in the award winners. This award is given annually and voted on by the Board of Directors.

The Volunteer of the Month Award

Because so many of our volunteers go above and beyond the call of duty, we celebrate the contributions of one special volunteer every month. Our Volunteers of the Month are nominated and voted on by staff for exceptional recent contributions to Dress for Success Vancouver.