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Newsletter2021-03-08T03:06:46+00:00

30 Strong! Thank you and Recap

30 Strong! Success Our first virtual fundraising event – 30 Strong! – was a huge success!  This event helped renew team spirit, fight the pandemic blues, get people outdoors, and enabled us work together to help people in our community receive the Power of a Paycheck. In all, you helped us raise more than $70,000!! Many participated between March 19 and March 28, with the love and intent of raising money for Working Wardrobes’ Rebuilding Careers scholarship program.  Participants fund raised on behalf of Working Wardrobes while participating in outdoor

Working Wardrobes Earth Day 30% Off

Shop, Save, Help - And Get 30% Off! Did you know that more than 11 million tons of textiles end up in landfills? It's sad, but true.  According to the Environmental Protection Agency, 5.8 percent of total Municipal Solid Waste and 8 percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions are made up of textiles that have made their way to landfills. At Working Wardrobes' resale retail shops, The Hanger Boutiques and The Hanger Outlets, we work to protect the environment by reusing and recycling clothing. Because of those who donate

Are you out of work?

If you're unemployed or underemployed, we're here to support you. At Working Wardrobes, we know exactly how it feels to be out of work and out of hope.  Our doors are wide open, and we can help. In past years, Working Wardrobes required that you be referred to us by an outside agency.  That's no longer the case.  Today, if you're unemployed or underemployed, please call (714) 210-2460.  We have opened our doors without agency referrals, due to the significant number of people who need our career development resources

Women’s Unemployment and the Mental Health Fallout

The Mental Health Fallout of Women's Unemployment Earlier this year, we published an in-depth report about the staggering women's unemployment rates in Southern California.  Today, we address the emotional and mental health issues females face after leaving the workforce to care for their children and families. This is unacceptable for our community, our country, and for all women who are going through these challenges.  Read the full article here. We know you stand with us to help women get on their feet and back

Jerri Rosen, Inside Working Wardrobes April 2021

A Message from Jerri Rosen Founder and CEO of Working Wardrobes  Hello, everyone, and welcome to this issue of Inside Working Wardrobes. Recently, I had the distinct honor of interviewing Marissa Lillard, Susan Elseman, and Amber Gusa.  They are Women with Drive members, part of Cox Automotive - a rare group of females who work in the automotive industry.  Not only are they a part of the car business, they're a dominating force!  This interview was timely for many reasons. To start, these past 12 months have been particularly hard on women

Inside Working Wardrobes April 2021

A Message from Jerri Rosen Founder and CEO, Working Wardrobes We have a very interesting lineup of articles in this edition of Inside Working Wardrobes, including our podcast interview with Cox Automotive and the company's incredible Women with Drive members, and details about how we're helping the unemployed and the planet. The Details Women's Unemployment and the Mental Health Fallout Unemployment rates among women in Orange County have skyrocketed.  Beyond financial problems, females who have left the workforce face emotional and mental problems, too.  Read our latest

Women’s Unemployment and Mental Health

Women's Unemployment in Southern California: The Mental Health Fallout According to the National Women’s Law Center regarding U.S. job loss figures for December 2020, our economy sustained a net loss of 140,000 jobs. A closer look at the data paints an urgent picture for women.  100% of jobs lost were held by women. Sadly, women were hardest hit by unemployment during the pandemic. In September 2020, 865,000 women left the workforce compared to 216,000 men. That’s over four times as many women as men who lost their jobs, primarily due

Working Wardrobes Volunteer Opportunities

Help Wanted to Help Others If you’re looking to give back to the community by helping people find jobs right here in our community, please join Working Wardrobes!  We offer many ways to get involved to make a difference in the lives of others. Below is a list of current volunteer opportunities at Working Wardrobes and contact information about how to get involved. We’d love to have you as part of our team! Long-term, skills-based volunteer needs: Finance Marketing Human Resources Donor Research Events Additional volunteer opportunities: Donation Center Volunteer –

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