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Working Wardrobes fundraiser nets $85,000

All proceeds from Baubles & Bags will aid the nonprofit, which helps people re-enter the workforce and become self-sufficient.

By Kylie MalstromPublished: December 02, 2011 07:15 AM

Working Wardrobes, a Costa Mesa-based nonprofit organization that offers programs and services that help men and women become self-sufficient and re-enter the workforce, recently raised $85,000 at its sold-out Baubles & Bags brunch and shopping extravaganza. Some 300 people attended the event.

The fundraiser opened with a fashion show featuring casual and evening attire from the Hanger Boutiques, Working Wardrobes’ consignment business. The nonprofit’s board members, corporate partners, volunteers and interns participated as models.

Rager Resources Group and Corinthian Colleges Inc. were honored at the fundraiser and served as two of the sponsors. Working Wardrobes staff joined 30 volunteers who donated their time to make the event a success.

“As we enter what is commonly thought of as the giving season, our mission of service to others comes into even greater focus,” said Jerri Rosen, founder and CEO of Working Wardrobes. “And while our successful Baubles & Bags event raised more money in 2011 than any other Baubles event since its inception, Working Wardrobes encourages charitable giving throughout the year.”

Other highlights of the event included a brunch catered by Crème de la Crème, live music played by the string quartet In The Mood and a number of vendor booths, including one put on by The Hanger.


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