I am a strong believer that women can be a driving force for good and a positive influence in their community. It all starts in the home and those teachings are magnified and perpetuated in schools, workplaces, local politics, places of worship and even recreation. Involvement in these areas is the backbone of community service with strong women making all the difference and becoming driving forces for good.
Working Wardrobes is dedicated to honoring and serving those in need, presenting them with an opportunity, not a hand out. It is abundantly clear that empowering one woman can have a ripple effect on her family, her co-workers, and her community. Today Working Wardrobes has helped more than 60,000 people become productive members of society. Imagine the long-term effect of their incredible service!
Jerri Rosen, CEO of Working Wardrobes explains how Working Wardrobes impacts the lives of those they assist. “There are so many stories of the clients we’ve been honored to serve; lives we have changed for good. Here is a small sampling of why I remain so passionate about my work:
Rowena, a young mother of three, stuck in a horribly abusive marriage, found the courage to leave with her children, carrying one laundry basket filled with a few possessions. She found refuge in a safe shelter. We met her as she healed and offered her our Career Success Institute workshops. She found new strength during the Graduation event – and even a new look. Today, Rowena and her children are living a violence-free life. She has graduated from nursing school and is a happy, healthy woman.
Jerri continues, “There is so much more I’d like to celebrate in the years to come – as we get morepeople back to work. I am not even close to being finished dreaming. My dreams will always include new and expanded services for more clients and new markets where work is needed and we can serve the people who live there.”
OC Women2Women is proud to honor Jerri Rosen and Working Wardrobes at our upcoming 2nd Annual “Driving Forward in Style” event, May 7th at Fletcher Jones Motorcars. REGISTER TODAY and help us transform lives by offering a hand up, not just a hand out, to those in need. Help us build a better community and future for those in need.
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES are available.
With thanks to Jerri Rosen for her comments and contribution, and of course Community Service!