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How Our Workforce Readiness Programs Supported Jobseekers in 2022

After the 2020 fire that destroyed our headquarters, we knew that we wanted to continue to serve clients with intention and to grow to become a leader in workforce readiness programs. As we near the end of 2022, we are proud to announce that we are on track to exceed our goal of serving 5,000 clients by the end of 2023. Growth and Sustainability for a Better Community The work that we do at Working Wardrobes is made possible by the loyalty and generous commitment of supporters and community members. As an organization, we are

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Career Success Stories from Orange County Jobseekers

When Working Wardrobes was rebuilt after the devastating fire which destroyed our facilities in the winter of 2020, we knew that we must continue to serve clients and make a difference in the lives of job seekers, despite the challenges. At the end of 2020, we made it our goal to serve over 5,000 clients by the end of 2023, and we are well on our way. In 2022 alone, we will serve 4,500 individuals.    The impact Working Wardrobes makes on the lives of individuals, families, and communities makes the hard work we put into

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Women’s Power Up for Success Event Recap

On October 28, 2022, Working Wardrobes hosted a Women’s Power Up for Success event for local military women. This year's event included a Career Panel, workshops, career coaching, and wardrobing! Career Panel Veterans and Industry professionals brought together during the event's Career Panel to make both a personal and professional impact on guests in attendance. The group shared experiences, insight, knowledge, and guidance during this session to support local Marines and sailors on their path to continued growth and career success. Workshop and Career Coaching Working Wardrobes Career Coach and U.S. Navy Veteran, Terance Jones,

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Legacy Giving FAQs: Debunking Legacy Fund Myths

The Jerri Rosen Legacy Fund, named after Working Wardrobe’s founder, is a collective of supporters that have committed to leaving after-life bequests to Working Wardrobes. This commitment brings sustainability to the organization, ensuring that clients have access to one-on-one coaching, job training, resume assistance, networking, and the myriad other services Working Wardrobes provides for generations to come. There are many ways to contribute to the Jerri Rosen Legacy Fund. Legacy giving is a flexible way to practice philanthropy today, and leave a legacy of giving beyond your lifetime. Making after-life charitable gifts seems intimidating to

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How Contributions to the”Legacy Fund” Support Sustainability

When a client walks through the doors of the Career Success Center, the Working Wardrobes team eagerly assembles a tour-de-force of resources to help them achieve meaningful, sustainable employment.  To job seekers in Orange County, consistency and reliability mean everything. Having steady work and a reliable income means that clients are able to make the best decisions for themselves and their families unburdened by the fears that accompany financial insecurity. Consistency means getting to pick a diet that works for them and their nutritional needs without wondering if they can afford the food bill. It

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The Power of Planned Giving: “Legacy Fund” Donor Stories

In Southern California, too many of our community members face barriers to employment. A changing workforce and wavering economy make financially ‘keeping up’ a significant challenge for the most vulnerable.  Working Wardrobes is here to help men and women navigate rebuilding their careers by providing training and resources. True to our name, we culminate their internal transformation by providing our clients with a success suit. Job seekers come to us for certifications, workshops, career fairs, resume help, interview preparation, and even transportation. They re-enter the workforce with confidence, skills, and empowerment. The Power of a

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Long Term Vision of Planned Giving Through “Legacy Fund” with Bonni Pomush

It takes a village. Doing what we love doing spans much wider than the Working Wardrobes team; there’s a powerful community right beside us.  We saw some of this support at our 2022 Working Wardrobes gala, Growing Through the Decades. The event was a huge success, and we raised over $430,000. Thanks to the enormous generosity of our donors, supporters, and the Orange County community, through annual and planned giving, the funds raised bring career readiness services and programs curated to help unemployed and underemployed individuals prepare for the dignity of work in Orange County.

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Working Wardrobes Raises OVER $430,000 at Annual Gala, Growing Through the Decades

Orange County nonprofit exceeds yearly gala fundraising goal on the heels of being named one of OC’s Best Charitable Organizations by the Orange County Register Working Wardrobes raised OVER $430,000 at its annual fundraising gala, Growing through the Decades, on September 24 at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana. This funding will enable over 175 clients to receive service through the rebuilding careers program. “Growing Through the Decades was my first Gala as CEO of Working Wardrobes, and every volunteer, community partner, donor, and staff member that made this event a success has filled me

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