Give The Power of a Paycheck,

Join the Rebuilding Careers Coalition

Despite improving numbers, Orange County still faces serious unemployment and underemployment in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The high cost of living means an individual would need 2-3 minimum wage jobs to cover basic expenses. Unemployment and underemployment have a ripple effect, jeopardizing housing, transportation, and food security in our community. These challenges make it even more difficult to find and keep a job. You can be part of the solution.

The Rebuilding Careers Coalition (RCC) is a giving collective of visionary individuals and corporations in our community who are dedicated to helping individuals overcome barriers and achieve meaningful employment. RCC members generously give unrestricted donations of $1200 or more annually. These funds provide Working Wardrobes clients with a comprehensive and effective range of workforce development services and linkages to supportive services that assist low-income, unemployed, and underemployed individuals.

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What is the Rebuilding Careers Program and How Does Your Membership Help Our Mission?

The Rebuilding Careers Program offers a comprehensive and effective range of career development services. We assist low-income, unemployed and underemployed individuals affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program helps clients find and maintain employment in high-demand, higher-wage occupations, avoid poverty and homelessness, afford the high cost of living in Orange County, California, and achieve self-sufficiency and success.

The program includes a range of  “wrap-around” services: 

Our Goal:

Raise $250,000 to support 80 clients through the
Rebuilding Careers Coalition in 2023.

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How will your membership in the RCC impact the clients we serve? This coalition will fund our clients in their journeys to find and maintain employment in high-demand, higher-wage occupations, avoid poverty and homelessness, afford the high cost of living in Orange County, and achieve self-sufficiency and success.

Rebuilding Career Coalition Membership Levels, Impact & Benefits

Champion: $10,000 annually:

Ambassador: $5,000 annually:

Advocate: $2,500 annually:

Supporter: $1,200 annually:

Founding Members

Champion Members

  • Chris & Donna Matthews
  • H & H Lee Charitable Foundation
  • Toni & Terry McDonald
  • Pacific Premier Bank
  • AAA

Ambassador Members

  • Clearinghouse CDFI
  • Erik Hiller
  • Pamela Moellenhoff
  • Chris Sumpter
  • Apriem Advisors
  • Jane Clark
  • Christopher Collie

Advocate Members

  • Union Bank MUFG
  • William & Carolyn Beaver
  • Michelle Sullivan
  • Laurie Dubchansky
  • Roland DGA Corporation
  • Dale & Elaine Sanders
  • Laura Cadarette
  • Liz Davila
  • Interior Office Solutions
  • Camille Lago
  • Reina Mestaz
  • Robert Half International
  • Scott and Natalie Summerfield
  • Michelle Thompson
  • Carole King

Supporter Members

  • Bart & Elizabeth Asner
  • Claudia Keller
  • James & Lisa Keston
  • Xandra Laskowski
  • Fabienne Lopez-Smolinski
  • Jen Lunde
  • Sylvia Michler
  • Christine Ragos
  • Kristi Ritoch
  • Virginia Snow
  • Howard & Jean Somers
  • PJ Rosch
  • Janice Carsten
  • Joan Koranski
  • Michelle and Steven Madick and Schooley Mitchell
  • National Charity League – Orange Villa Park Chapter
  • Ricoh USA
  • Bonnie Toth
  • Dan and Judy Gresham
  • Maureen Flanagan

Past Events

Working Wardrobes Heidi Zuckerman with Bonni Pomush

Inaugural Rebuilding Careers Coalition Event Inspired

On March 31, we hosted our Rebuilding Careers kick-off event with and intimate chat between Heidi Zuckerman, CEO and Director of The Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) and Bonni Pomush, CEO of Working Wardrobes.

View Their Discussion Here

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