For this year’s “215 Day,” Brownstein Group (BG) joined forces with Philadelphia-based Career Wardrobe to help the nonprofit further its goal of empowering unemployed individuals to find work.
Established last year as part of the agency’s “BG Gives Back” program, “215 Day” is a volunteer event that takes place on February 15. For one day each year, BG staffers take a break from their usual responsibilities to dedicate their time and skills to others in the city they call home.
As an organization that uses clothing and professional development services to support women and men who are looking to make their way back into the workforce, Career Wardrobe worked with BG to ensure that the agency could use its resources to help out in a variety of ways. After collecting more than 800 toiletry items, BG employees assembled 263 bags full of items including deodorant, mouthwash and lotion. Agency staff also wrote 400 encouragement cards, helped eight wardrobe clients find outfits and took a total of 17 headshots for clients’ LinkedIn profiles. Additionally, BG is currently in the process of redesigning Career Wardrobe’s website.
“We had a wonderful time hosting Brownstein Group! Everyone was happy to contribute, from dressing clients to headshots to handling attire to taking out the trash. We appreciate your time and support very much!” said Jaclyn Schrauger, Program Director at Career Wardrobe.
For last year’s inaugural “215 Day,” BG partnered with Parkway West High School, one of the 20 Special Admission High Schools in the Philadelphia School District. That day, approximately 70 Brownstein Group employees joined more than 50 Parkway West High School students to engage in beautification updates, including painting lockers and classrooms as well as commissioning a special mural designed by the agency’s team.