Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Working Wardrobes

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Working Wardrobes. Founded by Jerri Rosen Working Wardrobes provides assistance to men and women in difficult situations who benefit from receiving help in preparing for interviews and new jobs. Several organizations throughout Orange County work as a referral source for the organization.

Entering the program, Working Wardrobe clients receive a six-week course, that provides insight into the interview process and preparation for new employment. In addition, clients receive three outfits, personal grooming tips and a “new look.” As of this 20th anniversary, Working Wardrobes has transformed over 50,000 lives.

In addition to providing training and resources Working Wardrobes has three thrift shops in Brea, Laguna Niguel, and Tustin. All of these shops, along with community donations, benefit the organization. The shops take in clothing that is not necessarily appropriate for job interviews. Ninety percent of proceeds from the shops go to funding Working Wardrobes.

Another source of income is “Ladies Night Out.” These nights can be arranged with The Hanger shops and are a great way to get together with friends and raise money for Working Wardrobes at the same time!

If you would like to donate your gently worn clothing to Working Wardrobes, bring it to Rotary club meetings and let Al know!