A Special Message from Jerri Rosen, In Memory of Anna Conrekas
On August 31st, we lost a dear friend and tireless volunteer whose powerful voice and spirit made a tremendous impact in the lives of our clients.
Anna Conrekas, a Working Wardrobes board member and District Manager of U.S. Bank, fought a brave battle with cancer but passed suddenly last month, leaving behind her husband, son, and many colleagues and friends who will forever miss her.
When I first met Anna, I knew she was someone very special. She worked vigorously to build a relationship between our organization and the team at U.S. Bank, soliciting clothing and in-kind donations, volunteers, and financial contributions to support the programs and services we provide our clients. Rarely in our 27 years have I met someone so dedicated and so committed – Anna was a rare gem.
In this issue...
Message from our Board Chair
Our veteran clients are job-ready and standing at attention to serve as invaluable employees. Won't you please support them and hire them?
Programs and Services Highlights
We've taken a big LEAP forward with a specialized program to help formerly incarcerated women find meaningful employment.
Working Wardrobes' shops located throughout Orange County are your Halloween Costume Headquarters.
No need to pay retail again!
Clothing Drive News
Client Success Story
The Power of a Paycheck became a reality for Air Force veteran and VetNet client, Michael Salenga. Learn more about his incredible story.
A Special Graduation Event
Our first official Client Success Institute Graduation was a huge success as our clients head into the workforce with the job skills and confidence they need.
Festival for Philanthropy
Beer, wine, and incredible eats were on the menu at the recent Hops & Vines event benefiting Working Wardrobes. Check out the delicious highlights.
Tour Working Wardrobes
We Love Our Staff
Meet Paola, Manager of our Resale Shop in Costa Mesa and a terrific person who provides an exceptional level of service... and support to our clients.
Supporting Our Veterans
Nearly 200 golfers, volunteers, sponsors, and enthusiasts came together for a day of giving and golf for veterans. Check out all the tournament highlights.
We’re thrilled to raise the curtain on Paula Tomei, Managing Director of South Coast Repertory, at our next Smart Women event - and you're invited!
So Many Ways to Give
There are many different ways clothing donations serve our clients and our organization. Kudos to the companies that have lent support!
If you haven't toured Working Wardrobes (recently or ever) please come see all of the wonderful things we've got going. You'll be blown away!
There are so many ways you can get involved with Working Wardrobes to help our clients realize the
Power of a Paycheck. Please give today.