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Wardrobe for Opportunity's 2nd Annual Power of Change Fashion Event

Thursday, October 26, 2006
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Event Type:
Nicole Levine
510-463-4100 x0
Location Details:
Rotunda Building in downtown Oakland
300 Frank Ogawa Plaza
Oakland, CA, 94612

Join keynote speaker George Zimmer, CEO of the The Men's Wearhouse, for a fabulous evening of fashion, wine tasting, and hors d'oeuvres. A fashion show will feature clients as models and benefits Wardrobe for Opportunity's mission to help low-income jobseekers secure employment and become economically independent.

The Fall Fashion Event, which carries a theme of 'The Power of Change,' celebrates the success of past clients of Wardrobe for Opportunity, acknowledges the generosity of the organization's supporters, and highlights the transformative power of clothing. A special award will be given to The Men's Wearhouse in honor of their clothing contributions since 2004 totaling over $200,000, which have enabled WFO to develop a highly successful men's professional dressing program.

"It is incredibly powerful to see our clients walk down the runway with the confidence and self-esteem that they gain from receiving professional clothing and working with Wardrobe for Opportunity volunteers," said Nicole Levine, Wardrobe for Opportunity's executive director. "This event allows us to share the excitement and transformation that happens every time we work with a jobseeker, and to thank our community for helping us to make this kind of impact."

In addition to the Fashion Show which will feature Wardrobe for Opportunity clothing, the evening will include live music, wine tasting from local wineries Dashe Cellars, JC Cellars and Lost Canyon Winery, hors d'oeuvres donated by restaurant B located in Old Oakland, and a chocolate fountain.

A silent auction will include a Tiffany's jewelry set, dinner for four at an Oakland Firehouse, sports memorabilia, and an assortment of fantastic trips. A raffle will feature a jewelry set from Lori Bonn Design's Luxe line and an Oakland A's luxury suite. Funds raised from this event will support Wardrobe for Opportunity's mission to help jobseekers overcome the barriers that may prevent them from becoming employed.

$40 in advance; $50 at the door.
Added to the calendar on Thu, Sep 21, 2006 2:13PM
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