MESSAGE FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR At CLOTHES THE DEAL, our Donors, Clients and Partnering Agencies have always been at the heart of everything we do. CTD has a remarkable 25-year record of serving over 90,000 vulnerable MEN, WOMEN & YOUTH in our community during their reach toward economic independence. We understand the challenges that everyone will face during the COVID-19 precautionary closures. Now, more than ever, our employment services are vital. We have implemented a ZERO-CONTACT contingency business plan and are committed to continuing to serve our community. We are still currently accepting CLOTHING DONATIONS by appointment.
It is CTD's policy that donated items be CLEANED, HUNG and in EXCELLENT REPAIR. As part of our COVID-19 precautions, all items are quarantined for 7 days upon arrival. They are then aerosol disinfected. Once sorted and hung, all items are steamed for added measure. Please contact Steve DeLeon to make arrangements: 909/524-5344 or Steve@ClothesTheDeal.org.
We are still serving all PARTNERING AGENCIES and low-income JOB SEEKERS through zero-contact appointments. As part of our COVID-19 precautions, all sizing and intake forms assistance are now done by telephone or web-conferencing. This is actually VERY EASY and has proven to be a VERY EFFICIENT way to gather the information. Please contact Lupita Villegas to make arrangements: 562/884-7471 or Lupita@ClothesTheDeal.org.
ARE YOU A NONPROFIT AGENCY? OR MAYBE A BUSINESS OWNER. A VOLUNTEER? DONOR?
RIGHT NOW IS THE PERFECT TIME TO BRAINSTORM COLLABORATIVE IDEAS ON HOW TO PARTNER-UP AND BETTER SERVE JOB-SEEKERS!! To reach the EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MICHELE WARD please contact: 562/221-7195 or Michele@ClothesTheDeal.org.
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 during your home-stay period, 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.
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 effected by the shut-downs and lay-offs.
Arrangements may be made for pick-up or drop-off by emailing the office through the website or calling Steve DeLeon at 909/524-5344. GIVE YOUR CLOTHES A SECOND LIFE AND SOMEONE ELSE A SECOND CHANCE
VISIT OUR DONOR PAGE Most of our funding is through government grants and contracts, which are currently in peril. The economic impact this crisis is expected to have on Clothes The Deal is unknown at this time, but it will be undoubtedly be substantial. If possible, please consider making a financial donation. Any amount will help. You can visit our DONOR PAGE here.
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. With sincere appreciation from the Staff, Board of Directors and the Clients we serve, THANK YOU!! Michele Ward
Mission Our mission is to build community partnerships in order to provide low-income men, women, at-risk youth, and U.S. Veterans with professional business attire in order to empower them when reaching for employment, self-sufficiency, and economic independence. Values Inspired daily by our guiding principles of Community, Education, Empowerment, Professionalism, and Engagement, our programs serve to break down barriers and increase opportunities for clients to improve their employment prospects by providing training and business environment clothing, free of change to the clients.
Vision Founded in 1995 by Ann Gusiff, Clothes The Deal serves over 5000 Job-seeking clients annually and collaborates with more than 80 nonprofit community partners. CTD responds immediately to the critical need of job service agencies and their participants. We also provide on-site employment opportunities for "back-to-work" programs referrals and partnering agencies including U.S. Veterans Assistance Programs, Transitional Living Facilities, Domestic Violence Shelters, Welfare-to-Work Programs, Homeless Shelters, At-Risk Youth & Foster Care Programs, Substance Abuse Treatment Centers and Frontline Street Teams.
Distribution Center & Boutique: 9525 Imperial Highway, Downey, CA 90242 Administrative Office: Roycroft Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802 Office Phone: 562/922-8635 Email: info@ClothesTheDeal.org
Clothes The Deal is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit. Our Federal Tax ID #95-4592893