OVER 85% OF ALL REVENUE GOES DIRECTLY TOWARD PROGRAMMATIC EXPENSES
BUSINESS CLOTHING PROGRAM
Through the Business Clothing Program, CTD responds to the critical need of job service agencies and their participants. The high quality, new & donated men's and women's professional attire and accessories are a perfect benefit for those who cannot afford workplace & interview clothing. The objective is to remove barriers and create parity for our clients.
CTD provides low-income job seekers a professional image and sense of support that comes from being a part of a larger network of sponsors. Through corporate clothing drives, a network of drop-off locations and donations directly from manufacturers and retailers, CTD is able to collect extremely high-end, ready-to-wear items.
Clothing orders are available for delivery or pick-up. Agencies that provide transportation may visit the boutique in Downey with their participants. CTD offers a full boutique with over 30,000 items to choose from, changing rooms, and staff to help participants find the right business suit. At full capacity, the site has room for up to ten participants at one time.
CTD distributes over 25,000 pieces of clothing through the Business Clothing Program to ~5000 clients a year. 100% of the items provided for this program are donated to CTD.
IF YOU OR YOUR CLIENTS HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY COVID-19 LAYOFFS OR EXTENDED UNEMPLOYMENT & NEED CLOTHING ASSISTANCE, PLEASE REACH OUT. WE HAVE "CARES FUNDING" FOR LOS ANGELES RESIDENTS.
REENTRY CLOTHING PROGRAM
CTD's newest program is a Warm-Welcome wrap-around service designed specifically for recently released inmates transitioning home. Our objective with this program is anti-recidivism through supportive services, in this case CLOTHING and is fully aligned with our mission.
The Adult Reentry Clothing Program is intentionally designed to encourage clients to begin & continue to work on themselves through reassimilation, image management, and economic independence. We encourage qualified clients to take full advantage of our services in hopes that it will remove the basic clothing barrier many face when coming home. CTD offers three opportunities for clothing kits to qualifying clients. Kits include:
1. GATE Clothes: A large reusable CTD logo bag containing a polo, dress shirt, docker style slacks, socks & underwear. All items are new and sorted by size S-XXXL. These items are purchased at discounted & bulk rates or donated. This kit enables warm-referral clients immediate critical-need items upon prison release or entry into transitional living.
2. IMPRESSION Clothes: A CTD logo garment bag containing a set of personally sized and chosen business casual or professional clothing. These items are donated and of very high-quality. This kit will enable our clients to better manage their image when attending meetings, reconnecting with family, asking for job applications, and even going to church.
3. VOCATIONAL Clothing (PPE): A canvas logo duffle bag containing pre-requested vocational training or workplace PPE, uniforms or safety gear. Kit could include hard hats, work boots, coveralls, reflective vests, safety goggles, leather gloves, scrubs, chef uniforms etc. These items are all purchased or donated new. This kit enables our clients to have access to mandatory items required for training and work. Clients are referred through partnering agencies for services.
CTD provides Warm-Welcome services to over 300 reentry clients a year.
ADAPTIVE CLOTHING PROGRAM
CTD's Adaptive Clothing Program provides attire that has been custom tailored and altered for low-income disabled individuals living with restricted capabilities, which makes dressing and undressing difficult. The objective is to offer clients living with disabilities an even playing field when dressing to seek employment or for the workplace.
After assessing the individual client's clothing modification needs, our volunteer seamstresses adapts a business appropriate ensemble for them. Both the clothing and alterations are free of charge. Basic alterations include replacing buttons with Velcro or magnets, adding back panels or elastic waistbands on pants for wheelchair users, and other various adjustments for amputees.
CTD collaborates with other community nonprofits serving U.S. Veterans, developmentally challenged, and physically impaired participants. The Adaptive Clothing Program for Veterans began with a 21st Century Solutions grant from the NBC Universal Foundation in 2015.
CTD assists ~5 clients a year with adaptive clothing alterations.
IMAGE MANAGEMENT WORKSHOPS
CTD workshops are designed to help educate and enhance the participants' self-esteem and professional image for employment as well as everyday image management.
The objective of the workshop is to help clients understand and create an authentic, appropriate, and attainable personal & professional image. These workshops are designed to be an interactive process that encourage clients to evaluate the impact image has on achieving goals and how to create favorable impressions during interviews, workplace presence, and everyday interactions.
CTD makes it extremely easy for the participants to attend a workshop by bringing the clothing and services to them. They can also be facilitated through Zoom. The goal is not only to provide clothing, but also to provide additional services that are necessary to help obtain employment.
CTD provides more than 20 Image Management Workshops a year.
COLLABORATIVE & RESOURCE PROGRAMS
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
Non-business clothing items are often donated to collaborative programs such as Domestic Violence Shelters, Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation, Recovery Treatment Facilities, Transitional Housing Environments, and other Frontline Street-Team Initiatives. If non-business donations are used for resource development, 100% of revenue goes directly toward programmatic expenses.
CTD partners with over 80 collaborative agencies each year.
Clothes The Deal is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit. Our Federal Tax ID #95-4592893