For women who have served in the U.S.Armed forces making the transition from military service to the civilian workforce can be very challenging. Women veterans face unemployment rates that are generally higher than the average population, many struggle to find affordable childcare and then they face the dreaded wardrobe challenge. They are suddenly forced to replace their military uniforms with entirely new civilian clothing, an expense most cannot afford.
Operation Dress Code helps women who served in the U.S. Armed Forces transition to the civilian workforce by providing them with the professional attire needed to start their new life.
October 2-18, 2019: Donations of gently used professional clothing, shoes and accessories for women of all sizes are being collected at the locations listed below to support Operation Dress Code. A list of drop-off locations is listed below.
What happens with the donations. Volunteers spend days organizing the clothing and accessories by size and color so that they can be displayed for recipients. A special Dress Code Boutique Day will be offered to over 500 area service women, where they will enjoy a personalized shopping experience that allows them to make selections from the clothing, shoes and accessories donated. They will also get career advice, assistance with their resumes and other skills to empower them to pursue civilian jobs with the confidence they deserve and respect they’ve earned.
On Saturday November 2, collected items will be available to women veterans at the Dress Code Boutique, where they will receive a free and personalized wardrobe experience. If you are a woman who is or has served in the U.S. Armed Forces and you'd like to attend the Dress Code Boutique, please click HERE to register.
The Operation Dress Code Boutique event will take place at the University of San Diego campus.
This amazing program is organized and funded by Courage to Call
iHeartRadio Offices: 9660 Granite Ridge Drive, San Diego CA 92123
Courage to Call: 9465 Farnham, San Diego, 92123
USD Hahn University Center 225: 5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego, CA 92110
Helping Paws/Mohnacky Animal Hospital
- Escondido: 2250 S. Escondido Blvd., Suite 104, Escondido, CA 92025
- Vista: 971 Vale Terrace, Vista, CA 92084
- Carlsbad: 2505 S. Vista Way. Carlsbad, CA 92008
Wounded Warriors Homes: 1145 Linda Vista Dr #104, San Marcos, CA 92078
El Cajon Police Department: 100 Civic Center Way, El Cajon, CA 92020
Veteran Association of North County (VANC): 1617 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, CA 92058
Poway School District: 13626 Twin Peaks Road #100, Poway, CA 92064
Copy Cove: 701 Pearl St., La Jolla, CA 92037