Success in Providing "1 Suit @a Time" Events

 

  • Assisted single mothers/fathers with children, and provided to those who live in shelters. 2009.

  • Provide professional clothing to the Los Angeles County Probation Department DRC from 2010 to Present.

  • BTT has helped over 100 foster youth enrolled with Department of Children Family Services, that have graduated or will be transitioning out of the system 2011-2012

  • First Annual Career Moves - Dress for Success Event at Central Juvenile Hall, a collaboration with Women Empowered of Probation Association. Served on committee to assist with a 'Dress for Success Day' with Central Juvenile Hall and Women Empowerment (8/6/2011) with workshops and with the distribution of clothing, but plans were changed due to some difficulties.  Girls were to be motivated to learn:  professional behavior, dress towards success, communication skills, and the value of advance preparation for your goals.  With the help of Bath and Body Works, in Cerritos, CA, we had a clothing drive at the site store. 2010

  • Assisted with clothing for law enforcement Honor and Strength Community Re-Entry and Rehabilitation Program, Women’s Treatment Program Los Angeles Metropolitan Churches (LAM/HOPICS) (women coming out of incarnation), Vinewood Re-Entry Federal Program, Pathway to Your Future (single mother shelter), Urban League, and Volunteers of America (service center for veterans). 2013-2016

  • 1000 Suits for 1000 Women Veterans Donations Contributors-Tammy Ward Lawyer/Dewayne Wade, Paulette Ward President of the R.T. Fields Bar Associations, Langston Bar Association.  2015

  • Provided clothing to EDD office located in Compton (2015).

  • PV Jobs, Director Mary Taylor, Director, Right Turn Program honoring youth who went through their program for a Hopes Realized-Dreams Fulfilled 17th Annual Recognition Luncheon.  Wearing Men’s Warehouse suits of those youth honored. (9/24/2015). 
  • Presently, have a closet with EDD Disable Veteran Outreach Program located in Canoga Park, CA, 2015 to present.

  • Stub Hub Center, Carson, CA with Charlotte Brimmer, Stub-Hub Center- Event Coordinator, Veteran’s Job Fair on Sunday, January 3, 2016, in collaboration with the Marine Corp Semper Fidelis All American Bowl. The job fair took place from 12-4 p.m., and many attended, while BTT gave suits from Men’s Warehouse, and gave out ladies suits too.  The annual Marine Corp Football game followed.  Job Fair Mantra: "JOB FAIR: HIRING ON THE SPOT"!  They hired many veterans and non-veterans.

  • 100k Opportunities’ event given by Starbucks/ Global Community /Starbucks Schultz Foundation, Nordstrom’s, and Before the Transition, Inc., collaboration for the February 11, 2016, Los Angeles Convention Center 100k Opportunities Job Fair, where ‘our Suit 4a Suit’ project we gave out around 50 suits, plus ties, shirts, shoes to job seekers with help of Nordstroms.  They welcomed 6,000 young people to the first-ever Opportunity Fair & Forum in Los Angeles, where they interviewed for jobs, accessed career resources, worked on their resumes, and received direct mentoring and coaching. More than 1,000 immediate job offers were extended by the 32 companies in attendance. We know there’s much more to do and are working with our community partners to continue the momentum.  Info was taken from the website:  https://m.reddit.com/r/starbucks/comments/44tw76/100k_opportunities_initiative_come_to_los_angeles/

  •  Assisted in giving out professional clothing on 8/21/2015 and 8/26/2016 for the Inaugural Career & Resources Fair, Sponsored by South Bay Veteran Employment Committee.  In Collaboration with: Isadore Hall, III, Senator, 35th District, Patrick O’Donnell, Assemblymember, 70th District, Assemblymember Mike Gipson, 64th District, Supervisor Don Knabe, County of Los Angeles, Fourth District, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Mayor, CRS Productions, South Bay WIB, Department of Social Services, Cal VET, VFW, New Directions for Veterans, and the Employment Development Department.  The event was located at the ‘Home of the Battleship Iowa’ in Long Beach, CA. 

  • BTT, coordinated a fashion show on 9/17/2016 in Lake Elsinore, at the Outlet Mall with VF Clothing store, and it was a big success for Breast Cancer Awareness.

  • Trade Tech Carlon L. Manuel, M.S, Veteran U.S.M.C., and Mr. Wade assisted foster youth 15 young men ready for jobs. with Thomas Lee, Director, Opportunity Youth Collaborative Alliance for Children’s Rights giving out suits to young teens on 9/30/2016. 

 

  • Operation Makeover – we will be assisting with this event that makeover veteran women, located in Riverside, CA, 10/8/2016.  Talia Wesley, Founder

  • On Oct. 29, 2016, provided suits, shirts, and ties to local Community Pasadena College that run a program called “Saving our Young Black Men” prepare 15-20 youth for jobs and the world.

  • Lake Elsinore Alternative High School, SAFER Program 10/2016, and the closet are in progress at this school.

  • Successful! “Toy Drive” for veteran children, donated to BTT by the coordinator of the event, Jawana R. McFadden, Program Manager, Veterans & Individuals with Disabilities, Talent Acquisition, Strategic Programs, Southern California Edison (SCE), Rosemead, CA 91770 (11/17/2016).

New York Times Bestseller “Tough as They Come”, Author SSG Travis Mills guest speaker. 

Toys will be donated this Christmas to veteran families of “U Are Important” Foundation, a 501c/3 located in Lake Elsinore, CA.

  • Job Prep Workshop Spring into Action, Donated clothes (February 8, 2018)

  • Job Prep Workshop for Special Needs Class- Temecula a high school (February 12, 2018)

  • The city of Murrieta, Spring into Action Job Fair (February 13, 2018)

  • VF Outlet Fashion Show to Benefit Breast Cancer (2018)

  • Fashion Week Temecula / Fundraiser to Help Students with Scholarships (May 22, 2017)

  • Memorial Day 5K, 10K, Kids 1K Run (May 28, 2018) Volunteer

  • Donations were given to Probation DRC Los Angeles County, Mr. Juno, Probation Officer

       (May 15, 2018)

  • VF Outlet Fashion Show to Benefit Breast Cancer (April 28, 2018)

  • March Air Force Base Job Fair, Donated Clothing (April 27, 2018)

  • Vick Knight Community Library, Darrin McGavin Manager / Lakeside High School Library "Career Monday" Workshop/Fashion Show, The Do's and Don'ts Dressing for Success for a Job (April 23, 2018). Gave Donated Clothing to Models of Ortega and Lakeside High Schools.  Guest: Pechanga Resort & Casino-Miusette Garcia-Talent Acquisitions Sourcing Strategist, Branch Manager, VF Outlet Manager-Shanaye Hines Store Manager, ManPower Group-Caroline Hunt Manager

  • Mt. San Jacinto College Job Fair (April 13, 2018) Gave Donated Clothing. 

  • Learn for Life Job Fair, San Bernardino, CA (March 21, 2018)

  • VFW Job Fair, Temecula (February 25, 2018) Gave away clothing to veterans

  • March Airforce Base Toys,  Food and Clothes Giveaway (December 13, 2017)

  • Lake Elsinore Outlet, Job Fair and Fashion Show (September 2, 2017)

  • Donating suits to Veterans through Ortega HS, La Puente, and Basset Adult School

  • Shop for a Cause, volunteer (2017 and 2018)

  • Youth Workshop/Fashions with Dress Barn Show (November 17, 2018)

  • Donations were given to Planet Youth (October 2018)  Donations from Temecula Suit Outlet and other suit company

  • Moreno Valley College: Assisting (through Ortega High School) foster youth with professional clothing (October/November 2018)

  • Dress Barn; Suit-up a Youth, Perfectly Suited - Teaching Youth how to Dress for Success (November 17, 2018)   

  • Upcoming Event: Domestic Violence Awareness for Youth - Macy's Temecula, CA (February 23, 2019) CANCELLED

  • Pechanga Casino and Resort Fundraiser: Domestic Violence Awareness with Speakers/Fashion Show with White House Black Market Fashions (April 2019)

 

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