Baci Donates More Than 5K Bras, Panties, More To Career Wardrobe

PHILADELPHIA—Baci Lingerie has donated more than 5,000 assorted bras, panties and other garments to Career Wardrobe, an organization that helps women in need by providing professional attire, a network of support, and career development tools to promote economic independence.

The donation has a retail value of more than $158,000.

Baci Lingerie owner Frank Koretsky said, “Career Wardrobe is a wonderful organization helping Philadelphia’s disadvantaged women. Baci is committed to empowering woman all around the world, and supporting organizations, such as Career Wardrobe, is extremely important to our ongoing philanthropic mission. I hope our actions inspire others to support organizations directly and positively impacting the lives of women everywhere.” 

Founded in Philadelphia in 1995, Career Wardrobe is a not-for-profit organization offering services to disadvantaged women in Philadelphia, designed to help its members find jobs and remain employed. The organization provides a continuous system of employability support, meeting the needs of women as they transition into the workforce and begin their working lives.

Career Wardrobe’s programs start by assisting women with the interview process, and continue by helping women develop skills needed to become valuable employees and retain employment. Its Dressing and Image Consultation Program is the entry point, providing women with the resources they need to increase self-confidence and prepare them to market themselves in their job search. Other services include resume review and interviewing skills classes, and its Gateway to Success Job Readiness Course, an ongoing educational and networking support for continued growth and development. These services round out the technical skills learned in job training programs by addressing the skills that are absolutely vital to succeeding in a career, such as communication, problem-solving, and interpersonal relationship-building.

Career Wardrobe Program Director Caitlin Day said, "Women come to Career Wardrobe to get ready for their interviews. We provide them with a suit, blouse, accessories, shoes, and a handbag to help them look and feel their best. Now, thanks to this generous donation from Baci Lingerie, we are able to offer the ladies who come to Career Wardrobe the essential building block of any well-dressed woman—a quality bra and panties. Many women come to us looking not just for professional clothing, but also for some important ‘me’ time, where she can feel pampered, even for just a little bit. Being able to offer Baci Lingerie to the ladies is just another way to give them some well-deserved pampering!"

Career Wardrobe serves clients mostly by referral from approved organizations such as public welfare, independent job training agencies, domestic violence shelters, homeless and housing programs, and government officials’ sites. Those individuals who do not qualify for a referral may utilize Career Wardrobe’s services for a full year through its Individual Membership Option, which requires a minimal donation of either $20 or $10 and two hours of volunteering.

Baci Lingerie is committed to philanthropy, social consciousness, and charitable outreach. Baci Lingerie has raised thousands of dollars for the Eileen Stein Jacoby Fund for breast cancer. Baci also participated in the 2013 Revlon Run/Walk to raise awareness and funds for cancer research and treatment, and has donated bras to charitable organizations around the world. Baci’s international partners work harmoniously to streamline philanthropic endeavors and global vision. The synchronized network carries the Baci brand and philosophy to all territories simultaneously, allowing Baci to embrace and encourage the beauty of women throughout the world.

Baci’s support of organizations assisting women in need is an ongoing mission by the brand. From more than 15,000 bras to international organization The Bra Recyclers, more than 1,300 bras to Dress for Success’s Los Angeles location, more than 5,000 bras to African and South American nonprofit Free The Girls, to now its donation to Career Wardrobe, Baci’s charitable outreach is deeply motivated by its desire to empower and encourage women around the world. Baci’s donation of more than 1,000 bras to XO Oklahoma, to assist victims of tornados in Moore, Oklahoma last year, also offered much-needed healing and recovery for women affected by the disaster.

Career Wardrobe relies on financial contributions, in-kind donations, and volunteer efforts of individuals and companies who are committed to helping women take charge of their lives. Visit the organization’s Donation and Volunteer pages to learn how you can get involved with Career Wardrobe. The organization’s boutique, located at 1822 Spring Garden Street, as well as its online store, also offer additional ways to support Career Wardrobe’s efforts.

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