Give The Power of a Paycheck,

Join the Rebuilding Careers Coalition

Since our inception in 1990, Working Wardrobes has helped over 119,000 jobseekers overcome barriers on the road to employment. We envision a future for our community in which second chances are possible, and a person’s capacity for success is not determined by their “lot in life”, but by their desire to rise above their circumstances.

Join us in the charge to help thousands of people every year experience the Power of a Paycheck™.

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 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 100 clients through the
Rebuilding Careers Coalition in 2023.

WHY JOIN?

It’s Impactful
Your funds provide Working Wardrobes clients with a comprehensive and effective range of workforce development services targeted towards low-income, unemployed, and underemployed individuals. Your contributions empower clients to find and maintain employment in high-demand, higher-wage occupations, avoid housing and food insecurity, afford the high cost of living in Orange County, California, and achieve self-sufficiency.

It’s Sustainable

Monthly contributions enable Working Wardrobes to continually expand services to adapt to our clients ever-changing needs, and say “Yes” to all who walk through our doors.

It’s Rewarding

As a member, you’ll receive a first look at client success stories, quarterly updates on the impact of your donations, and access to exclusive events and opportunities.

It’s a Community

Join an alliance of supporters who make a profound investment in the vitality of our community every month.

It’s Affordable

Your contribution is determined by you! Any monthly gift amount makes a great impact on the lives of our clients.

Rebuilding Career Coalition Membership Levels, Impact & Benefits

Rebuilding Careers with Workforce Development in 2023 and Beyond

Champion: $10,000 annually:

  • Sponsor 5 clients with career navigation, from job search to job placement
  • Private Hanger shopping experience with coupons
  • One Champion to be honored at annual gala as an RCC Honoree
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Day for twenty people
  • Invitation to donor appreciation events
  • Designation as a Champion Member on digital platforms
  • Invitation to exclusive quarterly impact reports and webinars
  • Invitations to exclusive networking and featured speaker events

Ambassador: $5,000 annually:

  • Sponsor 3 clients with an industry-specific job training
  • Private Hanger shopping experience with coupons
  • Corporate Social Responsibility day for 20 people
  • Invitation to donor appreciation events
  • Designation as Ambassador Member on digital platforms
  • Invitation to exclusive networking and featured speaker events

Advocate: $2,500 annually:

Supporter: $1,200 annually:

Contributor: less than $1,200 annually:

  • Sponsor a success suit for one client
  • Invitation to donor appreciation events
  • Listing as a Contributor Member on website and other digital marketing materials
  • Invitation to exclusive quarterly impact reports and webinars
  • Digital coupon to be used throughout the year at any Hanger Boutique location

Founding Members

Champion Members

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

Ambassador Members

  • Clearinghouse CDFI
  • Erik Hiller
  • Pamela Moellenhoff
  • Chris Sumpter
  • Apriem Advisors
  • Jane Clark
  • Christopher Collie
  • The Boeing Company
  • Carole King

Advocate Members

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

Supporter Members

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

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.

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