Tailored For Success - Status Update

An open letter to the communities served by Tailored For Success, regarding recent water damage and our inability to serve clients.

            Tailored For Success (www.tailoredforsuccess.org) is a nonprofit organization that has been providing career services for job seekers in the Greater Boston area.    In addition to providing career services, the nonprofit organization operates a social enterprise project – Tailored Impressions, A Resale Boutique.  This boutique has not only generated much needed operating revenue to the organization, but also provides the community with high quality clothing at reduced prices while serving as an internship site for at risk youth and displaced workers.  We have greatly appreciated all the support, encouragement and assistance given by the communities we serve and its leaders.

            The philosophy of Tailored For Success has always been to treat each client with dignity and respect while serving them in an upscale environment.  It is important that our clients not only get the highest quality clothing, but to do so in an environment that boosts their self-esteem.  Unfortunately, we have not been able to maintan this standard since September due to significant water damage to the space that we rent at 15 Washington Street South in Malden.

            I write this letter to express my sincere apologies that we have not been able to hold regular business hours at our resale boutique or serve clients since September.  The space that we sublease from the City of Malden at 15 Washington Street South has been plagued with water problems for several months, but the recent storms have done major damage to the roof.    This has caused loss of clothing inventory, computer equipment and most of all has created a significant obstacle to our ability to serve clients as the constant water damage has created a health hazard. Although the Malden Redevelopment Authority has been very responsive, they do not own the building and it is clear that the roof will need to be repaired before we can continue to operate out of that location.

            We are working hard to return to our mission of assisting economically disadvantaged individuals who are looking to enter or reenter the workforce.  In the meantime, we ask your patience and understanding as we navigate our way through this transition period.  Thank you in advance for your understanding.

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