Tom Peters said, “Celebrate what you want to see more of.” For the clients of Bottomless Closet not only do they see themselves dressed and ready to go for that job interview and get that job but they also see themselves as worthy human beings getting the coaching and support that they need to make their lives the best life possible.
Bottomless Closet is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit that was established by a group of founding volunteers in response to an article in an August 1996 New York Times article.
The article spoke about the obstacles that mothers on public assistance had seeking work, including the lack of appropriate interview clothing and the lack of self-confidence to present themselves professionally in an unfamiliar interview setting. These volunteer founders were also aware and responding to the passage of The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act, also known as The Welfare Reform Act which was passed that same year. This Act radically transformed the nations’ welfare system by imposing a time limit on federal welfare benefits which further complicated women’s transition from public assistance into the workforce.
So it became Bottomless Closet’s mission to be the connection that inspires and guides disadvantaged New York City women to enter the workforce and achieve success.
Now in that “same” spirit, on May 17th, 2017 Bottomless Closet will be hosting their annual Spring Luncheon to celebrate 18 years of supporting women empowerment. Their event begins at 11:30 am and will be held at Cipriani 42nd Street, New York.
So click HERE and help make a woman’s dream come true for a better life and therefore a better future!