Dress for Success looks to boost shoe collection on Giving Tuesday 

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INDIANAPOLIS, IND (December 1, 2015) -- Giving Tuesday is a growing movement that encourages people to donate to charitable causes in the midst of the holidays.

Teachers Credit Union branches all across central Indiana will collect new or gently used women’s dress shoes of behalf of Dress for Success of Indianapolis on Tuesday, December 1.

The non-profit is encouraging people to participate in what it’s calling Giving “Shoesday.”

Locally, Dress for Success helps more than a thousand women each year on their quest for employment.

Its best-known program is “Suits for Success,” which provides women with an interview suit, accessories, and a pair of shoes.

All of that comes at no cost to participants.

The organization is funded entirely through donations.

“Last  Giving Tuesday saved our budget over $2,000 with the shoes we were able to raise,” said Heather Wilson with Dress for Success of Indianapolis.

Donors can also drop off shoes at the Dress for Success office located at 820 N. Meridian Street.

Several other local organizations are also courting donors on this year as part of Giving Tuesday.

Riley Hospital for Children enlisted Colts quarterback Andrew Luck to help with its campaign.

Big Brother Big Sisters of Central Indiana is looking to finding 200 new donors through the growing movement.

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