Premier Business Centers has joined up with Women Helping Women/Men2Work (WHW) once again, and we want to let you know why!
Women Helping Women/Men2Work is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide assistance to empower disadvantaged men, women, and teens to achieve economic self sufficiency by providing the tools for employment success. WHW is not looking to give a handout with no follow through to a particular individual. Instead they are seeking to provide the tools for long term success through employment.
Their core values and beliefs included these:
All disadvantaged job seekers deserve equal opportunity in the job market.
All disadvantaged job seekers deserve access to knowledge, skills, and resources to get and keep a job.
That we can provide access to personalized, individual service with compassion at no cost or obligation.
Meaningful employment can provide a sense of worth.
In respecting the dignity and privacy of all clients.
Ultimately, WHW believes that they can set an examples for this generation and future generations by breaking the cycle of poverty.
The organization was begun in 1993, when two domestic abuse victims struggled to rebuild their professional wardrobes, and it gave them the idea for WHW. That first year 63 women were served, and since that time more than 40,000 men, women, and teens have been assisted.
2013 was a big year for WHW. Not only was it the 20 year anniversary of the organization, but they also were proud to serve 4389 clients in total.
To support this amazing organization, Premier Business Centers will be participating in the sponsorship of WHW’s Suits for a Cause annual clothing drive. We will be collecting donations of both business and casual clothing and accessories that will support the comprehensive employment support services offered by WHW.
This includes items for both men and women:
Pants, slacks, skirts, dresses
Shirts, tops, blouses
Accessories (Belts, shoes, ties, purses, jewelry, briefcases, etc).
New and unopened hygiene products (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, floss, make-up, lotion, etc.)
Gift cards to Target, Wal-Mart, and Payless Shoe Source are also accepted.
The following locations will be participating in the Suits for a Cause clothing drive starting the 16th.
Locations with a June 26th pick up date:
17011 Beach Blvd., Suite 900, Huntington Beach
2030 Main Street, Suite 1300, Irvine
2102 Business Center Drive, Irvine
19200 Von Karman Avenue, 6th Floor, Irvine
Locations with a June 30th pick up date:
18101 Von Karman Ave., 3rd Floor, Irvine
2600 Michelson Drive, Suite 1700, Irvine
620 Newport Center Drive, Suite 1100, Newport Beach
6 Hutton Center Drive, Suite 600, Santa Ana
Locations with a July 2nd pickup date:
27201 Puerta Real, Suite 300, Mission Viejo, CA 92691
The following location will be participating in the Suites for a Cause clothing drive starting the 23rd and the pickup date will be June 30th:
5020 Campus Drive, Newport Beach
We thank you in advance for your support of this wonderful cause, specifically as we feel that this is an organization that particularly aligns with our own desire to support small business efforts. As a company we strive to provide quality services that enable small businesses to grow by establishing a prestigious business presence in one or more of our ideal locations, and in turn, result in creating job opportunities.