For over a decade, Give Me a Chance/DeMarillac Formal Attire has changed lives. Founder Maria Nguyen, Daughter of Charity, rented a historic building in downtown Ogden with the dream to improve our community by teaching women how to sew.
Manager Susan Thompson loves that the seamstress program provides more than just sewing skills to countless women. Not only do participating women have opportunities to earn a living, but they also gain self-confidence and improve their self-esteem along the way.
Women who graduate from the sewing programs can hone their customer service, retail, and alteration skills while working in DeMarillac Formal Attire–part of Give Me a Chance. Customers to the formal wear boutique will find gorgeous attire at affordable pricing, one-on-one service, and professional alteration.
Give Me A Chance helps improve the livelihood of entire families by offering after-school tutoring to children in the community. During the after-school programs, children have the opportunity to get direct help with their homework, practice art, do science experiments, and be kids.
For Susan, her biggest reward has been to see the community come together to help Give Me A Chance deliver life-altering services to families in need.
You can learn more about Give Me a Chance/DeMarillac Formal Wear Attire at http://demarillacformal.com/