Autobytel Inc. (Nasdaq: ABTL), the company dedicated to helping automotive consumers and dealers connect online, has been honored by California Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez for its ongoing support of Southern California non-profit, Working Wardrobes, and the company’s commitment to Orange County residents in need.
This marks Autobytel’s third consecutive year as a Title Sponsor of Working Wardrobes, a charity that empowers men, women, veterans and young adults who are overcoming difficult challenges to confidently enter the workforce by providing professional wardrobe and grooming services, career-readiness and image workshops, and comprehensive career development services to increase confidence and success in the workplace.
Members of Autobytel ®, including CEO Jeffrey Coats, were on-hand this weekend at Working Wardrobes’ annual prom event. The special event provides 150 at-risk high school seniors with the opportunity to attend important life development workshops and the chance to find their perfect tuxedo or dress, complete with matching shoes and accessories, all donated by community members and generous area merchants.
“Working Wardrobes does more than enhance a person’s image,” said Coats. “It provides career training and job placement services for tens of thousands of local residents overcoming hardships such as substance abuse, homelessness and catastrophic illness. It’s incredibly meaningful to support an organization that gives people the skills and confidence they need to succeed in life.”Congresswoman Sanchez, guest speaker and presenter of the Autobytel award, told attendees of the hardships she faced as a shy and quiet young girl, growing up the daughter of immigrant parents in Southern California before becoming a successful member of Congress, a recognized authority on national security issues, and a leading voice for women in the military. Working Wardrobes is just one of a number of charities Autobytel assists as part of its Good Works Council, an in-house committee formed in 2010 to encourage employees and members of the community to give back to those in need, to identify and help charitable organizations through sponsorships, donations and volunteers.