Oakwood Donates Clothes Worth $31,000 to Charities

By Anuradha Kher, Online News EditorLos Angeles–Oakwood Worldwide, a company that provides temporary housing, recently donated nearly 700 used uniforms in excellent condition to local and national charities in seven U.S. cities.Hundreds of skirts, pants, shirts, jackets and ties will benefit local return-to-work programs in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Los Angeles, Sunnyvale, Calif., San Jose, Calif., Chicago and Seattle.“During our nearly 50 years in business, Oakwood has always given back to the local communities we serve,” says Chris Ahearn, Oakwood’s senior vice president, sales and marketing. “This is another example of our ongoing commitment to being a good corporate citizen, and we hope that the recipients of these donated uniforms will benefit from our gift.”  Oakwood’s donation has a retail value of nearly $31,000. The benefiting charities include The Salvation Army, Goodwill Industries, The Arc San Francisco, San Jose-based Parca, Fountain Valley, Calif.-based Working Wardrobes, Jobs for Youth Chicago, and Seattle, Wash.-based Northwest Center.        Fourteen of Oakwood’s properties, from Washington, D.C. and Chicago to Los Angeles and Seattle, contributed to the cause.