NNT Uniforms supporting Ready Set
Ready Set are incredibly grateful for the support they have received from NNT Uniforms, who have been donating clothing for the past 2 years.
Ready Set was established as Wear for Success in 2011 by a group of dedicated individuals, many of whom are still involved. They recognised that helping people experiencing economic hardship through unemployment prepare for job interviews can significantly improve their psychological, physical and financial wellbeing. They knew that increased confidence could ultimately enable greater participation in life and an increased sense of social inclusion.
After the year that was 2020, while unemployment numbers may have decreased, employment has gone down by at least 30,000* as well and establishing a career from the ground-up can look quite bleak. The team at NNT Uniforms knew they had to step in to help Australians get back on their feet to prepare for the next step in their career journey.
We know that when you look good, you feel good, and going into an interview, you need to put your best foot forward. As such, we have donated over 1,400 units of corporate apparel to Ready Set to give job seekers the best chance possible. There is no time like the present to give a little cheer and confidence for prosperity, particularly to those who have and continue to experience challenging times.
Ready Set’s new CEO, Wendy Draayers is very grateful for the donations made by NNT Uniforms over the past 2 years. We have seen a shift with the majority of unemployed people having to change careers, and often upskill their experience in order to find a new job. Understanding this, we made sure to include a variety of workwear such as industrial wear and safety footwear, which helped fit those working in newly created roles such as COVID marshals, COVID cleaners and more.
Ready Set's CEO & fellow volunteers
"Ready Set are incredibly grateful for the generosity and support we have received from our wonderful partner, NNT Uniforms, who have been donating beautiful clothing to us for the past 2 years.
"Ready Set supports members of our community who are experiencing hardship and require assistance to gain and retain employment, including people with a disability, refugees and asylum seekers, women who have escaped domestic violence and those recently released from the justice system. The programs and services offered by Ready Set are designed to support our clients to achieve long term, sustainable financial security for themselves, and their families to empower them to create the life they dream of. To date, Ready Set has worked with over 8500 individual clients.
"The clothing we receive from NNT Uniforms is provided free of charge to our clients during a one-on-one personal styling session. We know the clothing our clients receive is not life changing, but the dignity and confidence it brings them can be. Once appropriately and professionally attired our clients are ready to attend job interviews and (hopefully) secure employment. Working is good for our health, wellbeing, and happiness. It builds confidence, self-esteem and brings financial rewards and, for many of our clients it breaks the intergenerational cycle of poverty. Being employed truly changes lives! We are truly grateful to NNT Uniforms for helping us help others."
- Wendy Draayers, CEO of Ready Set
* Australia Bureau of Statistics
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