Giving to Help Everyone Dress to Impress
Endless Pools Donates $10,000 to Help The Wardrobe Fight Clothing Insecurity
PHILADELPHIA - Endless Pools, a Delaware County-based aquatic fitness innovator, announced a donation of $10,000 to The Wardrobe (formerly Career Wardrobe) on Giving Tuesday 2020. The donation will be used to help The Wardrobe outfit those in need and fight clothing insecurity in Delaware County and Philadelphia.
Through Endless Pools’ Endless Access program and backed by their parent company, Masco Corporation, the 32-year-old company proudly contributes to programs that support diversity and promote inclusion.
"Inclusiveness and creative problem solving are core tenets at Endless Pools," says Endless Pools’ General Manager, Darren Pearse. "The Wardrobe delivers an inspired solution to bring more Philadelphia-area citizens into the workforce.
"By dedicating themselves to addressing clothing insecurity," Pearse added, "which is an often-overlooked barrier to employment and advancement, the entire community benefits. We're excited to support them with this donation. To further our commitment, I'm actively encouraging our employees to donate any gently used attire."
The Wardrobe’s Executive Director Sheri Cole says this is just another example of how businesses and individuals have stepped up during this COVID19 economic crisis. “I have been stunned at how generous companies like Endless Pools have been, and their donation will outfit 200 people with clothing and renewed confidence.
"When people come to The Wardrobe, they are treated to a whole shopping experience designed to uplift them and give them back some of the dignity that is often lost when you are unemployed and having to make your family budget stretch too far.”
After the pandemic hit, 50% of The Wardrobe’s employed clients lost their jobs, resulting in their families facing food, housing, and clothing insecurity. With economic support from the government lagging for those who are still unemployed, organizations like The Wardrobe have opened their services to anyone in need to help fill the gap.
ABOUT ENDLESS POOLS
Since 1988, Endless Pools has been trailblazing the path for better health and wellness through aquatic fitness. For home and commercial use, our complete line of pools, swim spas, and accessories reimagine the power of water. Endless Pools products are used daily in over 100 countries for family fun, therapy, fitness, and swimming. Endless Pools is a part of Watkins Manufacturing Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Fortune 500 company, Masco Corporation (MAS). Reimagine the power of water at www.endlesspools.com.
ABOUT THE WARDROBE (Formerly Career Wardrobe)
The Wardrobe is a nonprofit social enterprise that uses clothing to inspire change. The Wardrobe believes clothing shouldn't be a barrier to success and works to eliminate clothing insecurity. Like food and housing insecurity, clothing insecurity is real and limits opportunity. Clothing insecurity can mean not having anything to wear or not having the right thing to wear. After leaving The Wardrobe, clients shine from the inside out with clothing that helps them fit in with their peer group or make a great impression during their job search.
The Wardrobe’s Outfit for Life or Work programs help people with the clothing and confidence they need to stabilize their lives after experiencing trauma, incarceration or homelessness as well as when they are ready to transition to work with a professional first impression. Clothing services are accompanied by professional and personal development workshops and support opportunities. Clients can receive services either in person or virtually through the new Wardrobe Box program. Information on how to get help is available at www.wardrobepa.org/services.
The Wardrobe locations in Philadelphia (413 N. 4th Street) and Lansdowne/Upper Darby (62 West Marshall Road) are currently open Tuesday-Saturday from 12-6pm for shopping and client appointments. Donations are accepted on Tuesday and Thursdays using a “no contact” process where donors drop items in carts provided at each location.
The Wardrobe has locations throughout the Philadelphia region, visit www.wardrobepa.org to learn how to donate and shop to support your community.