In 2020, Intelligent Nutrients was looking for new ways to support efforts to improve the global community, starting with joining 1% for the Planet and committing a minimum of 1% of gross revenue to the foundation. I-N wanted to also explore opportunities to get involved on a more local level, and Dress for Success Twin Cities (DSTC), a 501(c)(3) organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life, seemed like an obvious match. Their mission is to "offer long-lasting solutions that enable women to break the cycle of poverty" and "empowering women to obtain safer and better futures." As a female-founded company, Intelligent Nutrients felt personally drawn to this organization and moved by their missions.
As the first step in getting involved, I-N donated products for "Confidence Kits," which are the packages put together for clients who are going to interviews or have just received employment. These kits include employment attire, accessories, shoes, haircare products, make-up, and other necessary toiletries that a woman needs to feel confident for her interview or first day of work. Then, in the summer of 2021, the building that warehoused DSTC headquarters experienced a fire and Dress for Success Twin Cities lost nearly everything, as items such as their "Confidence Kits" required cleaning or needed to be discarded due to the damage caused by smoke and water. I-N saw this as an opportunity to help, and donated skincare and haircare products to aid in replenishing their lost stock.
Since 2022, I-N has been a sponsor of The Power of You annual fundraiser for Dress for Success Twin Cities, and plans to continue this relationship for years to come. Each tax-deductible donation to DSTC helps the organization in offering high touch, high impact career and workplace skills development programs for low-income women to help them achieve career advancement, career stability and economic sustainability. These services can be life-changing for women in need, and we want to extend our deepest gratitude to all of our amazing supporters and customers who make partnerships like this possible. ❤️