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Dilbeck's Annual Clothing Drive for Local Charity, "Clothes the Deal"
Dated: November 12 2018
Jeero Habeshian, a Realtor® at Dilbeck Real Estate’s Glendale office, had a lot of ties, limited closet space and a big heart. Driven by his passion for giving back to his community (and an abundance of professional attire) Jeero discovered the local charity, Clothes the Deal. Clothes the Deal is dedicated to providing low income job seekers with the professional clothing and training they need to rejoin the workforce and reinvent their lives. As a director for the Glendale Association of Realtors®, Jeero thought it a very fitting charity to be affiliated with. This year, thanks to Jeero and his manager Shannon Cistulli, Dilbeck is proud to offer it’s 13 offices as drop off locations for it’s annual Clothing Drive benefiting “Clothes the Deal”.
Executive Director, Pat Springer, met with Jeero recently to detail the important work the charity performs. Beyond collecting gently used business attire, the charity hosts workshops, facilitates clothing drives by providing racks, bins, hangers, and pick up and drop off services. With only 4 full time employees, they have been accomplishing success that changes lives for over 20 years.
Clothes the Deal serves clients from over 80 Los Angeles social services agencies. They help low income, homeless, disabled, foster youth and at risk youth, veterans, domestic violence and human trafficking survivors, and those recently released from incarceration and drug rehabilitation programs. Clients visit the main “Closet” in Downey or one of 26 satellite “Closets”, to choose business attire to wear for their interviews. Often they visit the day before their interview, full of anticipation, and doubt. They receive personal attention from Pat and her staff to select appropriate clothes, shoes, belts, purses, accessories and sometimes even a practice interview! Clients leave with their new clothes, and as Pat stresses, “They take some newly acquired confidence with them as well, because we clothe them from the inside out!”
Success stories are published on the “Clothes the Deal” Facebook page.
Jeero Habeshian, Realtor®, Dilbeck Real Estate & Pat Springer, Executive Director, Clothes the Deal.