Shapermint believes in the transformative power of confidence (it's at the heart of our company!) so we are proud to announce that we've partnered with Bottomless Closet, an incredible organization doing meaningful work to help support and empower unemployed women.
About Bottomless Closet:
Based in New York City, Bottomless Closet is a non-profit on a mission to help improve the lives of disadvantaged women striving to join the workforce and sustain their independence with dignity and confidence.
How it works:
Companies and individuals donate quality clothing, shoes, and accessories to Bottomless Closet, which are used to make the organization’s physical location look and feel like a dreamy department store. Clients work with a compassionate, dedicated volunteer who helps them pick out the perfect interview outfit.
But Bottomless Closet’s impact doesn’t stop at a luxurious shopping experience. Clients also work one-on-one with a resume expert to ensure they are properly highlighting their skills and qualifications. Next, they receive personalized interview guidance to help fuel their confidence even further and increase their chances of landing the job. Bottomless Closet also offers several invaluable workshops each month, covering topics like professional development, personal finance, and wellness.
The organization works mainly with low-income women from a variety of backgrounds, but 83% of their clients are minorities, and 49% are single mothers. These groups have been hit especially hard by both the economic and health-related effects of the Covid-19 crisis, so Bottomless Closet is raising money to help.
Through their Operation Hope initiative, Bottomless Closet is hoping to raise $25,000 by Labor Day, so they can continue to support their clients as they navigate these uncertain times. The money will be used to fund their regular operations as well as to create a variety of virtual skillbuilding workshops and other valuable resources.
What Shapermint is doing to help:
As unemployment rates continue to soar, Shapermint is proud to support Bottomless Closet’s inspiring mission by donating $50,000 in shapewear to the organization. Feeling empowered is an essential part of success, and success (in all its forms) is something that every single woman is worthy of.
How you can help:
Bottomless Closet is always looking for clothing donations, so if you’ve been looking for motivation to finally tackle that closet clean-out, consider this it! You can also donate directly to the organization’s Operation Hope initiative, and check out the Bottomless Closet site for even more info on the tremendous impact they have, and more ways you can get involved.
Through Shapermint Cares, we’re dedicated to connecting with and empowering our community by giving back. If you know of a meaningful organization doing impactful work that deserves the spotlight, let us know in the comments below.