As we wrap up a successful year of Social Enterprise at NCJW, it is important to reflect on the positive impact that NCJW continues to have on our community. Our sincere congratulations to Debbie Olszewski and the entire Thriftique staff, who, for the fourth time, received the Exceptional Employer Award from Howard Levin Clubhouse. Since 2007, NCJW’s Thriftique has contributed to the Clubhouse’s Transitional Employment Program by offering a safe, nurturing work environment for their participants and affording these young adults the opportunity to build social and vocational skills. Well done team!
Through November, 315 shopping vouchers have been distributed to those in need; 3450 volunteer hours have ensured that our stores are packed full of merchandise and our internship programs run smoothly. We work with seniors, student volunteers, Gwen’s Girls interns and women from POWER continue to participate in our “Suit Yourself” program for their back to work needs.
Every day the volunteers and staff at Thriftique, Home Consignments, and DDB proudly represent NCJW and demonstrate how we practice our mission—living and working to improve the lives of women, children and families.
At this time, we note that Linda Wills, NCJW’s Director of Designer Days and Special Events and manager of Designer Days Boutique, is leaving for another opportunity. We wish Linda the best.
Wishing peace and happiness to NCJW staff, volunteers, members, donors, consignors and customers in the New Year!
by Lynn Tomasits, Director of Retail Operations