Recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic remains uneven and the unemployment rate for Black women remains more than double that of White men.
For many Bottomless Closet clients – 83% of whom identify as Black or Latina – this Holiday Season will be a struggle as they try to get back on their feet after the devastating losses of the last three years.
But there is reason for hope. More women are re-entering the workforce and at Bottomless Closet we are seeing an increase in demand for services at our new 34th Street location.
Rafilenny, Liubov, Charlene and Alesha are just four of almost 1,200 women who have benefited from our in-person interview and job preparation services since we opened our doors last fall.
These services were directly funded by contributions from our generous donors. In addition:
3,645 clients have benefited from our online workshop program since the start of 2021.
300 clients have benefited from remote coaching since the start of 2021.
55% of Bottomless Closet clients are now working.
Three out of four clients who are working attribute their success to Bottomless Closet programs.
The obstacles facing our clients as they struggle to return to the workforce are layered and complex. Your year-end donation today will be put to immediate use to fund the following vital programs:
Interview Coaching – remote and in-person
Pre-Interview and Post-Hire in-person client appointments
Professional Development coaching and workshops
Financial Management workshops
Digital Skills workshops
We know that you have many requests for support this year and we are grateful for your commitment to disadvantaged women in New York City. All financial donations received before December 31st will be fully tax deductible in 2022. To make a gift online, click here.
To make a gift via check, please make out to Bottomless Closet and mail to:
1 West 34th Street (Fifth Floor)
New York, NY 10001
For information on Corporate or Foundation Gifts, Stock Gifts, Legacy Gifts or making a financial contribution via Wire Transfer please contact Yvonne Cassidy at email@example.com.
“After I left here, and I could see myself dressed up like that, it gave me the confidence to go in there and kill the interview. They told me right afterward that I got the job.”