One of our dearest supporters, Mary Parcheta, passed away on November 22, 2021. Mary was the mother of Nicole Parcheta, a former board member and ongoing volunteer for our organization.
Mary had a passion for life, evident to us by the joy she emitted every time she attended one of our events. She became involved in Dress for Success nearly 10 years ago when her daughter Nicole joined our organization. Nicole chaired our Shop for Success fundraiser for many years and Mary was there to help her every step of the way, going through the storage units, volunteering for shifts, and attending the VIP events. Mary also donated clothes and attended other DFSPB fundraising events throughout the years. In 2019, Nicole was the recipient of our HOPE (Harness Our Power to Empower) Award, which is presented during our Style for Hope Luncheon. Mary was in attendance and her pride was so overwhelming!
Because Mary loved our mission of helping and empowering women, her family chose Dress for Success Palm Beaches as the recipient of donations in lieu of flowers.
We are honored by her family's decision to choose our organization as a beneficiary and are glad to have known Mary. We know her legacy will live on through the generosity of her daughter Nicole.
Mary's obituary can be read here.