TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A local charity helped a single mom prepare for job interviews, with a makeover.
The “My Fairy Godfathers Foundation” is a non-profit organization that helps young girls and women who are overcoming adverse circumstances by “empowering women through beauty.”
Founded by Andrew Ashton and Steven Anderson, the organization has given women a “Gift of Beauty” since 2010. Not only do they provide a tool like “Dress for Success,” but also give them lifestyle support.
With “Dress for Success,” women are not only able to receive clothes for interviews but skills for the workforce.
A single Tampa mom, now 32 and pregnant with her fourth child, was a teen mom when she first got pregnant at 18 years old. She has gone through numerous surgeries for Crohn’s disease while transitioning from childhood to motherhood.
Now, she is receiving a complete makeover to empower her future.
“I feel like I can take on the world,” she said. “I feel great, I feel confident, I feel like I already have everything that I need.”
The mom of four is working as a parent liaison for Hillsborough Schools and helping others who are dealing with hardships.
Another woman receiving a makeover is a woman who lost her husband 10 years ago and had to find a job without much experience.
The third woman receiving a makeover is an immigrant from India who arrived with few workforce skills. The foundation also said she received help with her resumé and English language skills.
All three women were assisted with resume writing and developing interview skills by “Dress for Success,” and the makeovers were provided by My Fairy Godfathers.