This past Wednesday Career Wardrobe put on their annual A Perfect Fit Event at the Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia. This event raised thousands of dollars to help benefit the women in need and transition in Philadelphia. This event wouldn’t have been a success without your help. A big shout out to all the volunteers who participated as well as all the attendees. All of your hard work and helping hands played a crucial role in the success of this event. A shout out to all of the Career Wardrobe board representatives, what magnificent and inspiring women that made this possible.
Between the silent auction, raffle, fashion show and savory sweets, everyone seemed to be sharing a similar goal; to help others in our community succeed with a smile. Through the resources and networking opportunities that Career Wardrobe gives, these ladies had the chance to share their stories of their suit. They were motivated to share and inspire others that they too can be confident and successful to better their lives as well as their families.
Local celebrities walked the run-way to show their suits and share their story of how they landed their first job. Each women walking the run -way shared a cause. They are all donating the suit they wore to Career Wardrobe. Allowing another transitioning ladies to wear this power piece and land their dream job. Many of these local celebs have donated several pieces to Career Wardrobe and The Wardrobe Boutique already. They understand just how important a suit is. Your suit sells you!
A special woman in particular, Kathleen Wilkinson, was honored with the 2013 Fashioning Futures for Women Award. Kathleen shared a fascinating and motivating story of how she became the woman she is today. Through her family migrating to America, working her way through college, focusing on education and family, while pushing forward to become an attorney, Kathleen was moved by women in transition and knew she wanted to base her career on helping other women succeed. She found this possible through family support, dedication and hard work. She gained inspiration from her parents as well as films and fashion. With her motivation and confidence Kathleen is now one of six females to be named Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association. Way to go Kathleen!!!
Everyone played a part in making this night one to remember. A gorgeous venue with tables full of fruit, veggies, meats, cheeses and more. This set the stage to place your bids for the silent auction. From lunch dates, tea assortments, Phillies tickets and autographed hand bags, there was something to catch everyone’s eye. Thank you to all the supporters who donated goods for our silent auction and thank you to all the generous bidders who came out and participated.
A very special guest appearance by Mayor Nutter was more than appreciated and expected. He realizes that this organization is what Philadelphia needs to inspire and touch these local women in transition. He understands the importance of Career Wardrobe and the vital role they play to help women get on their feet and better their families. Filled with information, goods and bites to eat, your opportunities are endless. Grab your goodie bag and take a look inside; find coupons, passes, magazines, journals, donation forms, lotion and more!
I am so pleased to have been part of this event and volunteer. I met some wonderful women who are all working for a common goal; to better others. There were smiles all around, hugs at each corner and women looking out for women. All the stories shared, so personal and touching, is real motivation to get out there and help one another. Career Wardrobe thanks you for participating and supporting us. With your generous donations you are helping other women learn, network and dress for success. We thank you for making an impact in our community. We ask you all to make the difference; Donate. Volunteer. Impact.