Introducing Work: Ready Apparel!

Laurie Cameron of Wake Up Enterprises donating blood
Laurie Cameron of Wake Up Enterprises donating blood

Below is a communication we received from Mike Johnson, CEO of COTS.  On February 11, we gave a cash donation to COTS for $300 that came from our shirt sales. Thanks goes to Zephyr Pacific Sportswear and all who purchased the shirts and wearing them with pride.  Thanks to Laurie Cameron for submitting her photo doing something positive in Petaluma wearing our shirt.  She is a with Wake Up! Enterprises.




Dear Friends,

This January, Committee on the Shelterless (COTS) opened the doors of Work: Ready Apparel, a boutique clothing store where COTS Work: Ready clients can find suitable interview and work clothing — for free! A polished and good-quality work outfit is essential to the dignity of those who want to work, and need to work, in order to achieve their dream of moving into a home of their own.

Before Work Ready Apparel

How can you help? We have a growing wish list for volunteer positions and in-kind items — especially gift cards that can be used to purchase items that cannot be worn second-hand.

And, of course, a financial gift to COTS always makes a big difference.

Like many of COTS’ programs, Work: Ready Apparel has been a labor of love. The prime retail location, clothing donations, furniture, wall decor, paint and spackle, have all been donations from companies, service groups, and individuals. Dedicated volunteers have given merchandising expertise, hand pressed clothing, painted walls, mended small holes in clothing, and replaced countless buttons. We are so grateful for your support.

Thank you for embracing Work: Ready Apparel as part of our community!

With gratitude,

Mike Johnson, CEO

Jenna Garcia, Work: Ready Program Manager


3 thoughts on “Introducing Work: Ready Apparel!”

  1. I have clothes on hangers waiting to donate to your great organization but I can’t find any phone numbers to reach you? How do I reach you?

    1. The store is not open to the public and your donations can be dropped of at COTS who accepts new or gently worn clothing and accessory donations at its Mary Isaak Center on Hopper Street in Petaluma.

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