Boys & Girls Club Members “Dress for Success” with Help from Community Leaders

On April, 11 approximately 200 young female Club members from the Hartley & Ruth Barker Branch and Outreach Services at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale received custom made dresses and accessories from One Dress at a Time. The program, which has been supplying dresses for over 30 years, has a mission of helping young women “one dress at a time.” Volunteers hand-sew the dresses and collect donations including hairclips, purses and accessories in an effort to raise young Club members’ confidence.


Included in the group photo are members from the Barker Branch and Outreach Services and One Dress at a Time members Patsy Leavitt, Toni Pugliano, Linda Lindner and Donna Smiler.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale

Celebrating its 60th anniversary throughout 2014, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale empowers 17,800 youth of all ages and backgrounds to develop the qualities needed to reach their full potential as productive, responsible citizens. The Club provides a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship and athletics, and over 100 high-impact youth development programs during critical non-school hours. Clubs are located in cities and on Native American lands in the greater Scottsdale area and promote academic success, positive character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. For more information, visit