The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


May 7, 2013

Fundraiser Features Local Men as They “Raise the Heel,” Their Own High Heels, That Is


Tuesday, May 7, 2013 — One day, she received a handwritten thank you note from a client. The note brought me to tears. I realized that DFS Charlotte had not just put this woman in business attire, it had taken a woman whom life had beaten down and restored her self-esteem. I learned that day that a suiting doesn't just refer to dresses or jacket. It is a way to arm clients with renewed self-confidence, so they can successfully tackle the job market and break the cycle of poverty. If walking in high heels will help DFS Charlotte continue its mission, then I will stumble along gladly."

“All these men are passionate supporters of Dress for Success Charlotte,” says

Kerry Barr O’Connor, Executive Director. I can’t wait to see them show their commitment as well as their swagger on May 11.”

Barber will be sporting a pair of sparkly stilettos, rivaling those that Howard “Biff” Virkler showed off to his Uptown Rotary at a recent luncheon. Virkler’s shoes are light pink suede platforms, complete with spiky adornments. All the men are hoping that their swagger is more of a strut and less of a strikeout.

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