Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A Great Giving Tree Has Many Branches

"We must remember that one determined person can make a significant difference, and that a small group of determined people can change the course of history."
Our annual suit drive is just days away! This will be the fourth suit drive that I've assisted with as a member of the Escoe Bliss team and it warms my soul to think of how our suit drive has grown through the years.

The very first Escoe Bliss Suit Drive Benefiting Working Wardrobes was held in September of 2008. This event was first mentioned by Jolynn Atkins who had previously volunteered at Working Wardrobes and witnessed first-hand the impact they made in the local community. She was passionate about the organization and that it would be a perfect fit for the Escoe Bliss charity of choice. With the support of the rest of the Escoe Bliss team Jolynn set forth on an endeavor to support Working Wardrobes. It was a contagious endeavor that was destined to spread outside the doors of Escoe Bliss.

Throughout the years the suit drive has found itself in numerous locations. Suit drives have popped up in the lobbies and break rooms of other local businesses and onto the agendas of professional society luncheons and dinners. It just goes to show that you just can't keep a good thing down! Active participants and contributors to our own Escoe Bliss Suit Drive came, saw, and then returned to their offices and said, "Hey! We can help too!" And help they did! Here's the impressive list of other organizations that have teamed up with Escoe Bliss by hosting their own suit drives on location:
In addition we have had some very generous catering companies and restaurants volunteer to provide our hungry contributors with some extremely delicious food. Thank you to:
This is definitely an impressive show of support by our business community to help others in need get back into the workforce. We applaud each of the organizations listed above for their willingness to become an active part of the solution!
As the Escoe Bliss team prepares for our Suit Drive to begin on Monday we can feel only gratitude and pride as we continue to see so many of our contacts share in our excitement for this wonderful cause! Together, over the years, we have collected thousands of professional clothing items that have brought hope to thousands of men and women who have received assistance from Working Wardrobes.

We hope you will join us next week! We will be collecting clothing and accessory donations Monday, April 25 - Friday, April 29 between the hours of 8 AM – 5 PM. We are located at 16520 Bake Pkwy, Suite 155, Irvine, CA 92618. If you have any questions please call, 949-336-6444 and an Escoe Bliss team member will be delighted to assist you. For more information visit us on Facebook.
Contributed by:
Regina Gormanly
Administrative Assistant
Escoe Bliss Professional Resources

Wells Fargo/Wachovia
KPMG LLP, Cypress Technology Center
Marriott Western Southwest Hotels & Resorts

– Sonia Johnson

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