Thinking back on our many milestones at Working Wardrobes over the past 30 years, what fills our hearts is the many memories and people who have been so important to our work: 1. Over 105,000 clients have been served with wardrobing, career development and workforce readiness services at no cost to them. 2. Millions of pounds of clothing have been saved from landfills, giving these clothes a new life and our clients a second chance! 3. Since 1990, We have been honored with over 150 awards and certificates by government officials, businesses and
We are honored to be partnering with Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s new Housing Unit for Military Veterans (HUMV) at the Theo Lacy jail facility. The HUMV program will help incarcerated veterans develop a career path and reduce their chances in returning to jail. Which is truly wonderful news our local veterans and the well-being of community! As a community partner, Working Wardrobes will be providing career training and workforce readiness workshops for the HUMV program. This new facility opened on the 2nd of January this year and is equipped with 32 beds, multiple game tables, and 55-inch televisions. To honor all branches of the military the walls are
It’s been 30 years! In 1990, together with five amazing friends, I set out to help the growing number of women impacted by domestic violence. With the intention of hosting a onetime only event, the first-ever “Day of Self-Esteem”, was held and served 67 women from six shelters. The event became the launching pad for Working Wardrobes and the rest is an astonishing story of the power of people who dream of social good for all. I feel so grateful that we get to do this work! Especially because throughout our history, we have served over 105,000 men, women, young adults and veteran
A Message from Justin Frame As Board Chair of Working Wardrobes, I am so very proud of the work we do to make an impact in our community. I am honored to be named the Working Wardrobes Board Chair for the third consecutive year! As Board Chair of Working Wardrobes, I am so very proud of the work we do to help men, women, young adults, and veterans get on their feet and back to work. I’m also excited and proud to be named the Board Chair for the third
What an honor! Working Wardrobes has been selected as the recipient the J.Jill Compassion Fund grant at the Boston Foundation for 2020. Also, to boot, Jerri L. Rosen, CEO and founder of Working Wardrobes, has been named J.Jill’s first Inspired Woman of 2020 for making a difference in our community and for over 30 years! The mission of the J.Jill compassion fund is to support and empower women to move forward faster and establish a better life for themselves, their children and their families. Also, when you shop the exclusive Compassion Fund products 100% of the net proceeds will benefit women through the fund.Since its inception in 2002, J. Jill Inc. donated more than $18 million in grants and in-kind donations. We are honored to be a recipient
I really love the holidays. It’s my favorite time of year! I love visiting with family and friends, giving gifts, enjoying delicious foods, and spreading joy. That’s what it’s all about. This holiday, I’m hoping you’ll help Working Wardrobes spread joy, too. I wanted to share a fun and unique idea that embraces the holiday spirit while helping our clients in the process.
We simply LOVE IT when former clients return to Working Wardrobes to pay it forward by helping other clients in need. Gregg Cochran has done just that! Recently, we collaborated with Gregg and his amazing team from the United States Census Bureau in Orange County by hosting a two-day 2020 Census Hiring Event at the Working Wardrobes Career Center. The primary purposes of this important showcase were to feature our job-ready clients to Gregg and his team, to open the lines of communication, and to help our clients secure
The fabulous Dana Asher Levine The Working Wardrobes Smart Women speaker series offers women (and men!) the perfect opportunity to come together, learn, grow, and network with Southern California’s most influential business leaders. All the while, we help our clients find jobs and achieve self-sufficiency. To this end, we constantly strive to find the best speakers our community has to offer, and our 2020 roster is gearing up to be our best yet!