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Women Unemployment in Southern California

January 2021 Women Unemployment, A New Orange County Epidemic As the COVID pandemic lingers on, people from all walks of life have been constrained by stay-at-home orders and shutdowns of all businesses deemed “non-essential.” The snowball effect of closures, including schools, childcare centers, and churches, have interrupted society's most basic and critical functions. Life has come to a screeching halt for many, leaving people everywhere feeling lost, lonely, and depressed. The at-risk unemployed clients Working Wardrobes serves here in Southern California – including men, women, young adults,

30 Strong! Sports Event to Benefit Working Wardrobes

January 2021 30 Strong! An Exciting Sports Event to Support Working Wardrobes By Christine Nassr, Event Manager As a professional working in the field of events, it’s easy to get caught up in the disappointment of having to alter or cancel plans, especially fundraising opportunities that benefit our clients.  Yet, moving to a virtual format has created exciting opportunities for us to engage with you, our supporters, in new ways.  Instead of focusing on “cancelling,” we choose to reframe this issue and consider it one more electrifying

Inside Working Wardrobes January 2021

January 2021 A Message from Jerri Rosen Founder and CEO of Working Wardrobes Hello and Happy New Year!  I hope 2021 is off to a wonderful start for you and your family. I'm so happy that 2020 is in the rearview mirror, and I look forward to the new and exciting opportunities this year brings! I'm also thrilled to introduce to you our first-ever Inside Working Wardrobes newsletter.  Each month, you'll hear from our dedicated staff and Board Members as they serve as roving reporters

Three Reasons to Shop Resale in 2021

Three Reasons to Shop Resale in 2021 Remember when ‘thrifting’ carried a stigma? The good news is that these days, shopping resale has become savvy shopping for everyone from college students to the ultra-wealthy. Stores like Poshmark and the RealReal are making resale cool with shoppers of every personality, background and income bracket. These consumers want the latest fashions, while feeling good about the choices they are making. In fact, 82% of customers on the RealReal say sustainability is an important reason for shopping on the site. Here are

#GivingTuesday 2020

Never in our 30 years of serving clients in Orange County has the mission of Working Wardrobes been more relevant than it is today. With one in five Californians out of work, #Giving Tuesday 2020 becomes a huge opportunity for our community to help us provide essential workforce readiness and employment support services to thousands of unemployed people. COVID-19 is just one of the many challenges our clients face. So on #GivingTuesday, what we want more than anything is for you to consider selecting Working Wardrobes as your charity of choice. When you support

30 Years of 30 Milestones at Working Wardrobes

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, we thank you and celebrate YOU and truly a Cause to Celebrate!  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

Partnership with Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s HUMV Program

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

Happy New Year to You! Happy 30th Anniversary to Us!

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

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