Working Wardrobes’ VetNet Program Chosen to be Honored at First-ever California Nonprofits Day Celebration

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Awards, state leaders will honor “Nonprofits of the Year” at State Capitol event June 22.

We’re extremely grateful to Assemblyman Bill Brough for his endorsement, and we thank him so much for his support and recognition of our hard work.”

On Wednesday, June 22, Working Wardrobes’ VetNet Program will be honored as a Nonprofit of the Year at a celebration of California Nonprofits Day at the State Capitol in Sacramento.

VetNet, a safety net for Veterans that provides an array of services including case management, career readiness training, life skills and goal-setting workshops, career coaching, presentation skills, job placement, image workshops, professional wardrobes, and grooming services to help Veterans find jobs, has been selected by Assemblyman William Brough of the 73rd Assembly District as an exceptional nonprofit organization in his district community. Working Wardrobes Founder and CEO, Jerri Rosen, and Working Wardrobes Board Chair, Derek Benson, will join other nonprofit leaders from across the state being honored at this inaugural California Nonprofits Day event.

Working Wardrobes does everything in its power to help men, women, young adults, and Veterans overcome difficult challenges so they can achieve the dignity of work. The organization provides career training, job placement assistance, and professional wardrobe services in an environment of dignity and respect to help make the power of a paycheck a reality for those in need. Since its inception in 1990, Working Wardrobes has served 85,000 clients, including hundreds of Veterans.

“We are truly honored to be a part of this incredible first-ever celebration as one of only 70 nonprofits statewide to be recognized,” said Rosen. “This reinforces the tireless work we do to help people overcoming difficult challenges find meaningful employment. That has been our mission from day one, and that continues to be our unwavering passion and commitment today. We’re extremely grateful to Assemblyman Bill Brough for his endorsement, and we thank him so much for his support and recognition of our hard work.”

The award recipients will visit the Assembly Floor and then will be honored at a luncheon at Sacramento’s Sheraton Grand Hotel, with presentations from former Senate President Pro Tempore and Sacramento Mayor-Elect, Darrell Steinberg, Assemblymember Rich Gordon, and Jan Masaoka, CEO of the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits).

“Nonprofit organizations are vitally important to the economy and well-being of California. But too often nonprofits are ‘hidden in plain sight.’ We are thrilled that the State Assembly has passed a resolution putting the spotlight on nonprofits as an economic power that uses our power for the common good. We congratulate all of the award recipients on being honored for the great work they do every day to make California a better place,” said Jan Masaoka, CEO of California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits), a statewide alliance of over 10,000 organizations, representing and promoting California’s growing nonprofit sector and working to bring the full power of nonprofits to strengthening communities.

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