What a year 2020 has been! As with many operations across our Valley, our program and services came to a screeching halt when the shelter-in-place order was given earlier this year. After a brief pause and several deep breaths, we moved our workshops to an online platform, developed videos on hiring tips for our YouTube channel and started tele-appointments to safely serve clients in need of professional apparel. This was the "grand pivot" of 2020!
While our programs are typically limited to our referral partners, these are not normal times. To do our part, we have made our services available to any jobseeker in the Coachella Valley, still free of charge. This has resulted in a 67 percent increase in demand and attendance to our workshops.
We are proud that we have been able to continue many of our services --and preserve our staffing levels--through these challenges, particularly given the enhanced demand for what we do. But until we can fully resume our operations, the need for your financial support is greater than ever. YOU have the power to change the life of someone right here in the Coachella Valley. And your support matters more than ever. With YOUR help, we. can continue to turn clothing and education into confidence and employment.
If you believe like I do that there is pride in receiving a paycheck and dignity in a day's work please donate to support our efforts to get our clients back into the workforce. Please give at the highest level you are able so more of our clients will know the dignity of work.
Annual Fund Giving Levels - All donors will be listed by level in our Annual Report: