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. Printable Flyers here
REENTRY CLOTHING OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAM
Clothes The Deal is thrilled to roll out our brand new WARM WELCOME: CLOTHING OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAM designed to thoughtfully serve the needs of all REENTRY INDIVIDUALS & SERVICE AGENCIES in So. Cal. with multi-level clothing opportunities and wrap-around services. This program is also designed for those entering transitional living environments and case managers. For the first time, CTD will be providing NEW, custom curated "CLOTHING KITS" for returning citizens. There are NO other agencies providing this type of service on this scale!
KITS will include:
WELCOME HOME Kit: NEW dress shirt or blouse, polo shirt, slacks, socks and underwear in a sturdy, reusable drawstring bag. Intended use is for immediate distribution to recently released individuals and those entering transitional housing.
REUNIFICATION ATTIRE Kit: Business casual & professional attire appropriate for interviews, meetings, work and church. All clothing is personally fitted and comes in a protective garment bag. Intended use is for those ready to manage their image in order to achieve set goals.
SAFETY GEAR & PPE Kit: Can include personal safety clothing such as hard hats, work boots, coveralls, gloves, safety goggles, reflective vests, chef uniforms, warehouse clothing and other requested items. Intended use is for those enrolled in vocational training programs or ready to start work. All items must be requested.
CTD partners with other nonprofit and community based organizations to meet the needs of returning individuals. We currently serve ~320 clients a year through the Reentry Program. Printable Flyers here
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
IMAGE MANAGEMENT is the ongoing, proactive process of evaluation and controlling the impact of your appearance in order to achieve set goals. CTD's IMAGE MANAGEMENT WORKSHOPS are designed to help educate and enhance the participants' self-esteem and professional image for employment as well as everyday personal appearance.
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 and other community agencies to access our workshops. Clothing is provided to all workshop participants.
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