From The Desk of Jerri

From The Desk of Jerri2020-08-04T06:21:39+00:00

An invitation to celebrate with me!

The uncertainties of COVID-19 have made us all adjust so many plans this year.  The same goes for my upcoming 75th birthday celebration, darn it!  I really wanted to enjoy the festivities with you, in person, but now we'll be celebrating 100% virtually.  I'm still so very excited to spending an evening of laughter and fun with all of you – online and with my dear friend, Dixie Longate, the one and only hilarious Tupperware Queen. Please join me

July 22nd, 2020|

A gorgeous bracelet in honor of 30 years!

Even though 2020 has certainly been challenging, we have many reasons to celebrate.  I think it's time we got this party started, don't you?! First and foremost, it's Working Wardrobes' 30th Anniversary and I am so proud of all that we've accomplished these past three decades.  It's been our distinct honor and pleasure to serve 105,000 clients on their journeys to jobs and the Power of a Paycheck. I am proud to be part of such an amazing team,

July 8th, 2020|

Welcome back, everyone!

Hi everyone!  It's been a little over two weeks since we opened our Donation Center in a new Irvine location, and what a wonderful two weeks it has been!  We have received tremendous support from clothing donors – many new ones and many returning ones – as well as volunteers, community leaders, generous financial donors, and our Board of Directors who have helped guide us through our rebuilding efforts. We are just thrilled to be up and running once

June 24th, 2020|

Our new Donation Center is open!

I am absolutely thrilled to announce that the new Working Wardrobes Donation Center is now open!  We told you we would rebuild and that is exactly what we are doing, thanks to our generous donors and volunteers.  Your support made this possible and we are so very grateful. We have some important announcements regarding the opening of our fabulous new Donation Center.  Please see below, and be sure to watch the video that was recorded live during our grand

June 10th, 2020|

We are rebuilding because of you

It’s hard to believe that we’re nearly halfway through the year – and what a year it's been!! We definitely had our share of challenges, beginning with a fire that destroyed our Irvine headquarters in February.  Yes, it was tragic and we were devastated to learn we had lost everything, but out of the ashes came hope in the form of our generous donors. The support of our community has been nothing short of miraculous! Because of that support,

May 27th, 2020|

Please Stand and Salute our Veterans

Our mission? To help veterans achieve the Power of a Paycheck. Our operation? Employment! "I got the job!" is music to our ears. We hear this phrase often at Working Wardrobes and it is particularly meaningful when spoken by a veteran. Our work with veterans, and the career development services we offer through our VetNet program, is very near and dear to our hearts. Right now, veterans need our help more than ever. They face many challenges after service

May 13th, 2020|

Times are changing, and we are too – virtually!

Wow. So much has changed in our world and so much has changed at Working Wardrobes, in such a short period of time! We've really had to pivot to continue to serve our clients because we will not stop delivering on our mission. Our clients need us now, more than ever, and we are here to help with the support of a very precious resource. Our army of volunteers. In our 30-year history, we have been honored and privileged

April 29th, 2020|

Smart (and Healthy) Women: Avoid the Quarantine Fifteen!

Hello, everyone. I hope this message finds you safe, happy, and healthy. I'm thinking of you all during this difficult time. I don't know about you, but for me, sheltering in place really has its challenges when it comes to diet and exercise. I know these are common struggles, which is why I found an expert to partner with me – and why I'm so excited to announce the featured guest of our upcoming Smart (& Healthy) Women speaker

April 15th, 2020|

The most difficult message I’ve ever written

In all my 30 years as CEO of Working Wardrobes, I have found that this year – by far – has been the most challenging.  This is also one of the most difficult messages I've ever had to write. This double whammy we’re going through – the fire that destroyed our building in February and the recent COVID-19 pandemic that has caused significant economic hardships to so many businesses – has hit us very hard as well.  We’ve had to

March 27th, 2020|

Honoring Our Rebuilding Heroes

At Working Wardrobes, we know the true meaning of heroism.  It is the giving spirt of our generous community that has lifted us up from the ashes after a fire destroyed our building and contents in February.  It is the support you continue to extend in the midst of Covid-19. So far, this year has been tough, but our mission and resolve are tougher.  You make us stronger. We consider each and every donor and volunteer to be a

March 24th, 2020|
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