Suits for a Cause is an annual clothing drive in June to support the clients of WHW sponsored by the Southern California legal community.
WHW was started by two legal professionals who were survivors of domestic abuse, who faced the daunting task of rebuilding their professional wardrobes to return to the workforce and Suits for a Cause engages the entire legal community to help WHW fulfill its vision of helping disadvantaged job seekers achieve long term economic self sufficiency through employment success.
Throughout the past two decades, many professions have gotten less formal and have given up the practice of requiring employees to wear suits. Not lawyers! Law is one of the last professions that still requires a closet full of suits. For this reason, WHW relies heavily on the legal community for its business attire donations.
Suits for a Cause was the brainchild of WHW Board Member, Laurie Rowen of the Montage Legal Group, who along with Hewitt Wolensky, Albrecht & Barney and Snell & Wilmer sponsored and gathered over 25 law firms in 2011 to directly support the clients of WHW by collecting men’s and women’s business and non-business attire and accessories. Law firms only need supply a designated office or conference room for the firm’s attorneys and employees to drop off donated clothing. WHW will handle the clothing pick-up and provide all necessary documentation.
For more information on how your law firm can participate, contact Laurie Rowen at Laurie@montagelegal.com.
2013 Sponsoring Law Firms/Legal Groups
2013 Participating Law Firms/Legal Groups