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Wardrobe For Opportunity Hosts Spring to Success Soiree in Oakland to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Randall Pinkett Photo Credit: https://www.eventbrite.com

Randall Pinkett
Photo Credit: https://www.eventbrite.com

Confidence is key in order to succeed, especially when it comes to today’s increasingly competitive job market. But how is one to succeed without adequate support, resources and confidence? This is a question that Wardrobe for Opportunity (WFO) has been asking and addressing for 20 years.

Founded in 1995, WFO initially sought to provide professional clothing to low-income women. Since then however, it has expanded to providing comprehensive and holistic professional development services for both men and women in the Bay Area. Their goal is to aid individuals to “Find a Job, Keep a Job and Build a Career” by training them in interviewing skills and providing them with professional clothing and career support, therefore allowing them to become economically self-sufficient.

On May 29, WFO is hosting a Soiree, titled Spring to Success in order to celebrate its 20th Anniversary of operations. The Soiree will be held at the Oakland Waterfront at Scott’s at Jack London Square Pavilion and aims to raise $65,000.

2013 Soiree Photo Credit: http://wardrobe.org

2013 Soiree
Photo Credit: http://wardrobe.org

The event’s keynote speaker will be Dr. Randall Pinkett, the winner of Season 4 of NBC’s the Apprentice and the current Chairman and CEO of BCT Partners, a multimillion dollar management consulting and IT solutions firm based in New Jersey.

The night will be emceed by Bay Area news personality from Mornings on Two and longtime supporter of WFO, Tori Campbell.  It will feature a dinner, wine, music, a silent auction which includes exciting items such as an Apple Watch and a timeshare in Palm Springs as well as awards for Client of the Year and Volunteer of the Year.

Since its inception, WFO has provided services to over 26,000 low-income individuals who have been referred to them by more than 40 partner social service and job training agencies in the Bay Area. In 2014 alone they provided more than 154 low-income job seekers with access to interview workshops as well as valuable networks and experiences. WFO’s future looks bright, and by supporting them you can help ensure that hundreds of individuals in the Bay Area share this potential.

WHEN: Friday May 29, 2015 from 6 – 9 p.m.

WHERE:
Scott’s Jack London Square
2 Broadway Ave.
Oakland, CA, 94607
Ph. 510-444-3456

TICKETS:
Please click here to purchase tickets.

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