The multi-year partnership between Working Wardrobes and Optum, established earlier this year, represents a significant step towards achieving shared goals that resonate with both organizations’ missions and values. Optum, with its commitment to improving people’s health and enhancing the healthcare system, has found a valuable ally in Working Wardrobes, an organization dedicated to empowering individuals through employment and self-sufficiency.
An exemplary embodiment of this partnership’s spirit is the establishment of the “Optum Pod” within Working Wardrobes’ home office. This dedicated space not only showcases Optum’s commitment to the partnership but also plays a crucial role in creating a safe and private environment for the Working Wardrobes team to convene, collaborate, and engage with clients effectively. It signifies Optum’s dedication to facilitating the success of Working Wardrobes in its mission.
As the partnership unfolds, there will be more exciting initiatives and projects on the horizon, extending all the way through 2025. The organizations are poised to collaborate on various endeavors that will undoubtedly strengthen the ties between them and, more importantly, create positive and lasting impacts on the lives of the individuals they serve.
With Optum’s dedication to improving healthcare and Working Wardrobes’ commitment to empowering individuals, the possibilities for positive change are boundless, and we eagerly anticipate the remarkable achievements that this partnership will bring in the years to come. Thank you, Optum!
How to Partner
Partnering with organizations like Working Wardrobes can be a meaningful and impactful way for corporate companies to demonstrate their commitment to social responsibility and community engagement. Here are the multiple ways in which you can partner with us:
- Financial Support: Providing financial support through donations or grants is one of the most direct ways to assist Working Wardrobes in its mission. Corporate companies can allocate a portion of their corporate social responsibility (CSR) budget to support the organization’s initiatives, such as job training programs, career counseling, or clothing donations.
- In-Kind Donations: In addition to financial support, corporate partners can contribute in-kind donations, such as clothing, office equipment, or professional services. These donations can help reduce operational costs for Working Wardrobes and allow them to allocate resources to their core programs.
- Volunteering: Encourage employees to get involved by volunteering their time and skills. Corporate companies can organize volunteer events where employees can help with resume building workshops, interview coaching, or sorting and organizing clothing donations. This not only provides valuable support to Working Wardrobes but also fosters a sense of community and teamwork among employees.
- Collaborative Programs: Explore opportunities to create joint programs or initiatives that leverage the strengths of both the corporate company and Working Wardrobes. For example, a company could offer internship or job placement opportunities for Working Wardrobes’ program participants, creating a win-win situation.
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Corporate companies have a unique opportunity to make a meaningful difference in their communities by partnering with organizations like Working Wardrobes. Find the partnership opportunity that best suits your company! For more information and/or requests to partner, please contact the Working Wardrobes Development team at DevelopmentTeam@workingwardrobes.org.