I continue to be impressed by the reaction I get when talking to and working with the clients we service at WFO. In addition to the wardrobing services, WFO educates and supports it's clients. The goal of the programs is not only to help clients get a job, but to keep the job and build a career. Clients are learning communicating, coping and networking skills in addition to those needed to successfully interview for a job. The clients have taken the knowledge they have gained so seriously, they have formed Alumni networks to keep themselves motivated and supported by positive role models.
While the wardrobing services we provide our clients get the most media attention, those of us who volunteer our time and efforts at WFO know that the clothes are only the hook to get our clients on the road to a positive and successful career. A great organization that continues to shine everyday.
I have been involved with WFO for well over a year. In that time, I have had the opportunity interact with clients, staff, Board members and volunteers. As a seasoned non profit volunteer and the founder of a a program myself, I walked into WFO with a " knowing eye". I have been nothing but impressed every step of the way. The staff is professional, committed and caring. The volunteers are devoted, hardworking and welcoming to new people. The programs are well run and thought out for the benefit of the clients. The staff at WFO is constantly seeking to improve programs and services provided to their partners and clients. Working with WFO, to service clients and provide well needed programs to our community, has been a great experience. I encourage others to get involved with WFO.
Wardrobe For Opportunity has consistently gone beyond the call of duty of dressing men and women for success. They continually seek ways to help their clients to expand their possibilities to grow personally and professionally. When I found myself working part-time & temporary jobs, I decided to participate in one of their programs and then another. They keep coming up with great ideas to inspire their clients. I am a member of the WFO Men's Empowerment Group, an alumni group who meet twice a month in a forum to start and grow our own businesses. We and our businesses have been growing now for more than two years.
Wardrobe for Opportunity (WFO) is a great forum for professional and personal development opportunities. I have been affiliated with this organization for approximately two years and have found it very helpful in connecting with kindred spirits who are inspired to enhance not only their lives, but the lives of others. I commend the staff members, many of whom go the extra mile to cultivate nurturing relationships with current and former clients. I have been encouraged to express my voice by participating as an advisor in sharing my insights and experiences. WFO is continuously growing as a true leader in community capacity building.
Incredible organizaton that makes their clients feel like they are king or queens for the day. Clients are treated to a store that is organized, looks like a boutique and feels like your at Nordstrom's with your own personal shopper. The staff mentor, excite and make every volunteer feel special, needed and appreciated. They make it fun to volunteer. They also provide opportunities for students with special needs to learn about the organization, how to to volunteer, the importance of volunteering and how to work in a business setting. They deserve to be nominated Top-Rated Nonprofits!!!
About three years ago, I approached Wardrobe fro Opportunity for what I thought would be a short affiliation. Today I have benefited from a continuous association with this fine group of people. In my studies and involvement with WFO, I have enjoyed a great deal of support, mentoring, coaching and training that have greatly enhanced both my personal and professional life. I have made significant connections with some individuals who have been vital to my growth. I have solidified a career path and gained confidence in goal setting and in realistically achieving those goals. All this and a wardrobe! I will forever be grateful to WFO for their life-changing contributions to my overall growth and well-being!
Wardrobe For Opportunity has provided the highest customer service available during my tenure. What this organization did for me was to help me be the best that I can be. They created the platform and all I had to do is apply. After winning the 2011 Client of the year award I realized that success can be achieved with smart and honest work. Wardrobe for Opportunity offers two wonderful courses that will prepare you for career, business and your personal life. Its a place where you will not be judge for being you. Its an honor and privilege to be apart of such a powerful organization that really cares about the clients they serve. Wardrobe for Opportunity promotes success, growth, and leadership. I am now a trainer/facilitator and it is such a rewarding experience working with clients who are searching for growth. I am forever happy that I became apart of WFO and will continue recruiting individuals to participate in the courses. Thank You Wardrobe For Opportunity.
I have been a trainer/facilitator and coach for Wardrobe for the last three plus years. What a great organization. In the classes which I facilitate I watch as again and again groups of strangers turn into mutually supportive positive people. They soak it up from the culture of the organization the moment they walk in the building. The staff there are genuinely concerned for their clients - I've seen tears when they couldn't do as much as they wanted for the population they serve. The respect they give their clients in addition to the support transforms their lives. I'm very proud to be associated with the organization and its clients.
WFO is a wonderful organization that is run by a staff of talented and dedicated professionals. I have had the privilege of working with the organization for the past 3 years. The services they offer the community are unique in that they support underrepresented populations in career choice and career developement. The client success stories are a definite reflection of the work that is done at WFO. It is very rewarding and a pleasure to be a part of an organization that models integrity, commitment and service.
I have been working with WFO for over 10 years in the Pathways Series. WFO clients have incredible stories and I am humbled by their journey and successes. WFO is a fantastic resource for our community and their clients are well supported in all their pursuits - from clothing to job promotions. I am proud to be part of the WFO family.
I have volunteered with WFO for 7 years in a variety of capacities. My favorite times are those when interacting with our clients. The results are tangible and immediate....the beginning or at least an important part of the process of transforming a person's life for the good. On top of that, working with the staff and other volunteers is always uplifting and a pleasure. WFO is providing a service that is a benefit to the clients and the community by helping hundreds of people each year to find a job, keep a job, and build a career.
I have volunteer with Wardrobe for Opportunity for over 3 years. I loved to hear all the accomplishments of the clients because Wardrobe for Opportunity provided excellent and profesional clothes to enhance their career opportunities and life as well. This organization provides a great service to the community.
I have been referring clients since February and only have great things to say about Wardrobe for Opportunity. From the moment a referral is made (thanks James) to the moment clients get styled and come back into my office "transformed", it is a wonderful experience. Additionally, they offer excellent workshops for clients that enable them to contiue to grow and succeed.
I have volunteered with Wardrobe for Opportunity for over 5 years, and truly believe in the mission of this amazing organization. WFO plays a unique role in the community because it focuses on both job acquisition AND long-term career success. Through WFO’s programs and services, clients are not only transformed externally -- with interview and working wardrobes; but internally as well -- as they learn the necessary skills and tools to help them grow and build their careers.
I am a client of Wardrobe for Opportunity who was styled on November 19th, 2012. My stylist Melanie was great! She was attentive, helpful, and enthusiastic. We got along great and I really enjoyed her help. I'm glad Wardrobe for Opportunity is here because of the confidence and support they gave me to go out and find a job. I feel much better now that I have a professional wardrobe in my closet.
I have volunteered as a wardrobe stylist for WFO for the past year and am very impressed with the organization. They have an incredible staff and their mission is helping men and women cope in difficult financial times. The staff and volunteers enjoy what they do and there is mutual respect between them and the WFO clients. It's a joy to see men who need a break in life feeling absolutely positive about themselves in a nice suit or work attire. I love the organization and will continue to be a volunteer!
WFO is the type of non-profit that is truly making a difference in both peoples lives and the community they live in. WFO gives individuals the skills, confidence and wardrobe to interview successfully and begin their new path in life. WFO continues supporting individuals by offering courses that will help them succeed and excel in their chosen job or career. The staff is great and believes in what they are doing.
I have had the privilege of working with WFO for a year now. Let me just start off by saying the staff is absolutely amazing! They are always supportive of clients and volunteers and a true pleasure to work with. I truly believe that when someone looks and feels good about themselves they have the ability to do anything, and WFO provides the services to make that happen.
Thoughout my lifetime I have had many many ups and downs and setbacks. Somehow and someway I have been fortunate enough to run into non profits that were great. After giving up my life in one state to follow a dream, I ended up loosing every thing that I had left. Hurricane Katrina took it all. Eventually the gailwinds blew me west to California and once again I found myself starting from the ground floor all over again. I was alone, without many friends and certainly with very little support, I felt hopeless and weary. I joined the National Guard and felt a little better but still I continued to feel sad. Eventually depression set in and I was forced to see a therapist. I secured and held down a great job but yet I felt that I needed a little something more. I knew deep inside that despite what anything looked like or felt like that somehow things would get better in my life for me. One day during a session with a counselor at EDD I was told about WFO. I attended one of their wonderful community sales which was a miracle in itself as I needed clothes and I was on a low budget. Soon I found out about their wealth of opportunites. Eventually I joined many of WFO workshops and slowly my life of depression,doom,and hopelessness began to fade. Pathways, Success series, and their Life coaching opportunity has done more for my self esteem than I could ever imagine one Not for Profit Organzation would ever do. Through Pathways I gathered the tools needed to secure a job and keep it. In success series I learned to keep my job, love my job, and develop a vision to advance in my job and to reach higher. With my life coach I am learning to put in action the goals and objectives that I learned from the success series. Currently I am working with my very own Life Coach (which by the way is a service valued at well into the hundreds of dollars easily) and suddenly my life is making sense. This internal knowledge is such a gift for me. Suddenly the water that was under the bridge, and over my head has been settled calmly under my feet.(In many ways I am literally walking on water) WFO has opened doors to my mind, and Spirit that no other organization has ever done, not even my beloved local church. Everything about WFO reflects every color of the rainbow into a otherwise very colorless world for me, as they have so very much to give and to offer the people. What amazes me most is that somehow WFO has managed to establish a crew of people that may or may not have "arrived" according to status quo but you can best believe that their #1 objective in what they do daily is to see that each and every person that walks through their doors succeed and remain successful. (Status quo as in Fortune 500 company that is) Really and if I must say this without being disresptectful what WFO has to offer is priceless point blank and the bottom line is that the ground upon which it has been built and established is rich and fertile such that anyone that invests, participates, or is employeed for this organization can do nothing but prosper and that is the God honest truth. WFO is a life saving organization full of people well trained and equipped to stand and deliver beauty for ashes, and light and brightness to an otherwise mundane and dull world. Currently I am aspiring to a more challenging and finacially secure career. It will happen.....Thank you.
WFO provides continuous support for individuals getting on their feet and settled in with a job and career. WFO stays with them and offers support and nurturing unlike any other employment-focused organization. We are program partners and together we are changing lives!