Client Stories

When Brittany first visited Wings for Success in March of 2011, it was only an hour before a scheduled job interview with a law firm. She credits Wings with providing her not only with clothing appropriate for the interview but the confidence she needed going into it.

The great news is that Brittany landed the job! The single mother of two toddlers has now moved into her own place. Regarding her experience with the volunteers she met at Wings for Success, Brittany remarks: “They’re the sweetest ladies you’ll ever meet!”

“Life tosses you obstacles,” observes Cassandra, who first came to us in July of 2010. “And Wings for Success helps you get back up.”

The women Cassandra met at Wings for Success continued to build her up even when her own sense of trust was low. “They would say to me, ‘You will be successful’ and ‘You can do this.’” The women’s words and their sincerity had a powerful effect on Cassandra. Now with two jobs including one as a special education assistant in a Philadelphia high school, Cassandra is living proof of the power of positive reinforcement and...

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The death of Diane’s husband marked a major turning point in her life. As a widow with 3 children, she needed a lot of help, but help was hard to ask for.

Because it was difficult finding jobs with health benefits, Diane returned to school to get her degree. This past May, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and is now actively seeking employment to provide a better life for herself and her children. 

When she first visited Wings for...

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When Rebecca moved with her daughter from Arizona to Pennsylvania a few years ago, she was prepared for certain changes — a cooler climate and higher cost of living being some of them. What she didn’t anticipate was a sharp economic downturn that would eliminate her job and all but wipe out her entire profession.

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Tanya was a single mom cobbling together part-time jobs as she went through night school.  As if that weren't enough to juggle, she worked to lose more than 50 lbs at the same time.  When Tanya landed an office job, none of her office clothes fit anymore. When she came to Wings, her volunteer dresser found Tanya had shed 50 lbs but not the low self-esteem that can come with being overweight. Dressing Tanya began a...

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A Client Story:  You're What We Want Our Associates to Look Like"

Annmarie knew her share of challenges before coming to Wings for Success. A single mom, she faced a drastic reduction in hours at the retail store where she worked, which ultimately caused her to lose her home. Through Friends Association in West Chester, Annmarie was referred to Wings For Success.

“I was a little apprehensive going to Wings,” admitted Annmarie. “But everyone was so friendly and accommodating. They made me...

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A Client Story:  A Former Client Now Refers Others to Wings

To the women veterans she now counsels in her job at the Veterans Administration, Janet has some powerful words to share:  I’ve been in your shoes.

Back in 2008, Janet was referred to Wings for Success through a local welfare office, which had been providing food assistance and medical coverage for herself and her daughter. Janet, who had worked in various short-term jobs,...

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The economy's downward spiral has devastated the savings of hard working people throughout our region. Many people have had to delay their dream of retiring to a life filled with family, hobbies and travel. And for others, that dream has been shattered completely. Lynn, a recent Wings client, was one of them.

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When fire tore through Kate’s apartment building, it destroyed everything she owned. But she was not going to let it destroy her. Without insurance and two small children depending on her, Kate knew her first priority was to use her savings to rebuild a home for her children. And that this meant she would go without for a while.

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Sara suffered a long time under the heavy hand of her husband, but when he pulled out her hair, it was a wake-up call for what might lie ahead for their baby girl. That night, Sara left with her baby, a diaper bag, and what was left of her dignity.

Sara found safe harbor in a local shelter, which led her to Wings for her...

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Nikki came to her Wings appointment in a bundle of nerves. A few weeks before, she left a brutal domestic situation with just her two young kids and the clothes on her back. But her biggest angst at the minute was uncertainty of what to expect at Wings while knowing she had an important interview that afternoon.

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Dominique, proud mom of four-year old Jasmine, went to one of Wings’ referral partners looking for support as she finished an intensive outpatient recovery program and started to look for a job. After realizing Dominique needed help dressing for an interview and also workplace clothes, Dominique visited Wings.

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