Bottomless Closet’s Annual Luncheon is held every spring to highlight our successes and accomplishments and to raise funds to support our programming and services. Bottomless Closet relies on corporate and individual ticket and table sales to sustain the mission. A short program consists of awards, a key note speaker and the heart of the day – Bottomless Closet volunteers and clients sharing their compelling stories of transformations. Guests are encouraged to bring a donation of accessories, in order to replenish the boutique and for us to pass onto women in their transition to work.
The 2018 Annual Spring Luncheon will be held Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Tickets will go on sale January, 2018
Bottomless is thankful to our generous supporters who each year donate funds, clothing and accessories to support our mission. Because of them, our clients can get the professional clothing and career training they need to achieve success.
We choose to honor several of these supporters each year. In 2017 we honored Sara and Josh Slocum, long-time and deeply-committed supporters of Bottomless Closet, and CAROLEE NEW YORK, a nationally-recognized jewelry company that has been donating jewelry for our clients to wear on interviews and on the job for many years. We welcomed Sheinelle Jones, Co-Anchor, NBC News’ “Weekend TODAY” as our host.
Louise Kleinberg Award
Bottomless Closet honors long-time volunteer Luise Kleinberg, posthumously, each year. The Luise Kleinberg Award for Volunteering is presented to a volunteer who embodies Luise’s spirit of giving and dedication to our clients.
As was so eloquently put by fellow Bottomless Closet volunteer, Margie Schneidman: “Luise was a passionate volunteer and a dedicated board member of Bottomless Closet. She adored the volunteers, staff and Board members…and she in turn was adored by them. She gave freely of her time and took great pride working one-on-one with clients; she knew just how to draw out the best in each woman, giving them all the confidence they needed to go out and get that job.”
We awarded the fourth annual Luise Kleinberg Volunteer Award to long-time volunteer Joan Rose for the wonderful connection she builds with our clients and for the many ways she supports Bottomless Closet.
One of the nominations told us just why Joan should be this year’s recipient: “Joan is fully engaged in each client appointment and attentive to every detail of preparation for a job interview. She tackles challenges head-on: nothing escapes her attention, and her range of service is likely to extend to hemming pants or reinforcing buttons for a client who has an interview the next morning.”