Career Wardrobe, a nonprofit reducing barriers to work through professional clothing services and job readiness education, was named a 2018 Champion in Action® in the category of social entrepreneurship & enterprises. The award, announced jointly by Citizens Bank, NBC10/Telemundo62 and Philadelphia Media Network, included $35,000 in unrestricted funding, as well as promotional and volunteer support for the organization’s outstanding work.
Each year Career Wardrobe moves 5,000 clients from poverty, violence, trauma or incarceration to employment and financial independence. Through the Wardrobe Resale and Wardrobe Careers, a resale store not only provides apparel and accessories to job seekers, but also becomes a work experience and career skills training site.
To date, the Champions in Action program has awarded 327 nonprofits across the bank’s footprint more than $9 million in contributions and promotional support. In the greater Philadelphia region, 45 nonprofits have been honored as Champions in Action, receiving more than $1.2 million.
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