HOW YOU CAN HELP All of our clients are provided interview & workplace clothing FREE OF CHARGE. We serve nearly 5000 each year.
START IN YOUR CLOSET If you’re clearing closets please consider donating them to Clothes the Deal. We are still accepting donations. Our policy has always been that the articles should be cleaned, hung and in excellent repair. We are reiterating this standard practice with our donors. Arrangements may be made for pick-up or drop-off by emailing the office through the website or calling Steve DeLeon at 562/525-9753. Now, more than ever, our services will be a vital component in the job search process & helping our neighbors find dignified work. Our client base is expected to be those most affected by the shutdowns and layoffs, especially women of color and those in the hospitality and food industry. GIVE YOUR CLOTHES A SECOND LIFE AND SOMEONE ELSE A SECOND CHANCE
LET’S COLLABORATE CTD’s mission is to build community partnerships in order to provide low-income men, women and youth with professional business attire in order to empower them when reaching for employment and self-sufficiency. This starts by providing clients the opportunity to achieve parity in their efforts. If you have a collaborative possibility, idea or thought, LET’S TALK! No one knows what is around the corner, but we do know we need to be ready to support the newly unemployed when they get back to looking for work. Since 1995 when our founder Ann Gusiff started this effort as a college-class project, Clothes the Deal has served over 90,000 job-seekers. Our work is far from over, but we will need your help during this difficult time. Again, please consider donating your gently worn business clothing, making a financial contribution or sharing any great ideas for a collaborative opportunity. We’re all in this together and together we’ll make a difference. THANK YOU!!
The average cost to clothe one client is $125. Our services are always FREE to individuals. Financial support from our donors ensures we can continue to offer our wide range of services to those striving for economic empowerment and is an investment that will generate tremendous benefits not just for the clients we serve, but for their families and our community.
Most of our funding is through government grants and contracts, which are currently in peril. The economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis has been substantial. If possible, please consider making a financial donation. Any amount will help. Click the DONOR button below.