2010 - 2013 EVENTS


 December 18, 2013

Subway donated lunch to Jackets For Jobs as a way of saying "Thank You" for all you do in the community

Jackets For Jobs clients enjoying lunch donated by subway .We just finished a training class.

Jackets For Jobs clients receiving outfits for job interviews.

Jackets For Jobs clients enjoying lunch & training.


Thank you to CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Detroit for selecting

Jackets for Jobs as the beneficiary of their 2013 holiday party.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Crew Detroit holiday party to benefit Jackets for Jobs. Event held @ Leon & Lula in Clawson, MI

Crew Detroit Christmas party. Beautiful display of food and a generous tip jar to benefit JFJ.

Crew Detroit Christmas party. Members mingling & bidding on silent auction items.

Crew Detroit Christmas party. 100% of proceeds from silent auction benefited Jackets for Jobs.

Members of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Detroit



Jackets for Jobs in partnership with TJ Maxx

Gave-away purses to Female Veterans

Friday, November 8, 2013 | Detroit VA Medical Center

Happy Veterans Day! Jackets for Jobs & TJ Maxx support female veterans. We gave female veterans a free purse. "A purse with a purpose". Event held @ John Dingell VA hospital

A Salute to Veterans!


August 24, 2013 - Thank you to the Great Lakes Chapter of The Links for conducting a clothing drive for Jackets for Jobs during their 20th anniversary. Thank you ladies for helping to empower women and assist those in need.


June 17th - June 21st, 2013

The Farbman Group is partnering with Jackets for Jobs to collect 1,000 gently used suits in five days, to help unemployed job seekers.

The effort is titled "Drive to Thrive" and runs from Monday, June 17 through Friday, June 21.

You can drop off both men's and women's suits at the Detroit and Detroit-area Farbman Group office properties.

Jackets for jobs is a Detroit-based nonprofit organization that helps provide career skills training, employment etiquette and professional clothing to job seekers. The organization relies on clothing donations to ensure it has the inventory to appropriately dress its clients for work.

The guidelines for items donated are: all clothing must be clean, dry-cleaned, washed or ironed and on a hanger. Clothing must be in good condition with no stains, holes, missing buttons or broken zippers.

If you are interested in participating in the week long drive, here are the various drop off locations:

Bingham Farms Office Centre
30700 Telegraph Rd.
Bingham Farms, Mich.

Fisher Building*
3011 W. Grand Blvd.

New Center One 3031
W. Grand Blvd.

Southfield Centre Building
18000 West Nine Mile Rd.

Sheffield Office Park
3250 W. Big Beaver Rd.

May 7th, 2013

NAWBO is partnering with Jackets for Jobs and holding a clothing drive. Jackets for Jobs assists low income individuals with proper career clothing in order for them to have appropriate interview clothing and help them win that job they may be seeking. Many of their clients are entering the job market for the first time; 95% are single mothers; most report household incomes of less than $10,000.

You have one more opportunity to donate your gently used clothing to Jackets for Jobs:

Circle of Learning & Networking
May 7th, 6:30 to 8:00pm
Emagine Theatre
200 N. Main Street
Royal Oak, MI 48067

Click here for more information

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

2 famous NBA mothers-Christine Johnson(Magic's mom), Alison Vaughn & Lucille O'Neal (Shaq's mom)

Christine Johnson (Magic's mom), Chuck Bennett-Master of Ceremony for the event

and Lucille O'Neal

Mother/Daughter-Betty Henderson, Career Wardrobe Director,

Jackets for Job & Alison Vaughn, Founder/CEO, Jackets for Jobs



 Sunday, March 17th, 2013

Ladies Night Out was a HUGE success!

Thanks to Art Van for being a great host and thanks to everyone else that helped make the event terrific!


Wednesday March 13th, 2013

Womens Empowerment Program at JFJ
Hosted by:Smart & SEXY

March 13, 2013 Jackets for Jobs in partnership with The Women's Alliance will kick off the National Smart and Sexy Day celebration to create awareness on opportunities for women to feel capable, feminine and empowered from the inside out.

The day long celebration will provide a day of workforce training, professional image classes and inspirational speakers for women with the goal to enable them to take action, secure employment and enhance the quality of their lives.

5 other cities are celebrating Smart & Sexy Day, the other participating agencies include: Bottomless Closet (New York City, NY), Career Wardrobe (Philadelphia, PA), Image for Success (San Rafael, CA), Suited for Success (Oklahoma City, OK), and Dreams to Reality (Jefferson City, MO).

The Smart & Sexy Day is now a nationally recognized holiday and listed in the Chase Book of Holidays and the Associated Press Daybook, which not only recognizes all holidays but submits them to more than 60,000 media outlets worldwide. Mayor Dave Bing has given Jackets for Jobs a proclamations stating March 13, 2013 is Jackets for Jobs, Smart & Sexy Day. The holiday was developed in 2012 as a joint partnership between TWA and Ariela-Alpha International, one of the largest privately held lingerie companies in the country.

Photo Highlights Smart & Sexy Day 2013


 Sunday, February 24th, 2013


Friday, February 15th, 2013

Alison Vaughn will be speaking at the University of Phoenix



  Photo Highlights from MOD Fashions "Girls Night Out" November 9, 2012

Thanks to Ashley Mizzi and MOD Fashions for supporting Jackets For Jobs Inc.


  Photo Highlights from Troy Chamber of Commerce "Simply Shopping" Event

Thursday November 8, 2012

Thank you to the Troy Chamber of Commerce for selecting Jackets for Jobs as their charity for "Simply Shopping". It was a GREAT event!

  Jackets for Jobs was pleased to support our female Veterans Nov 7th, 2012

In partnership with Volunteers of America

Photo Highlights:

TJ Maxx Associates

Female Veterans

Erica Charles, District Mgr greeting veterans

Alison Vaughn, CEO Jackets for Jobs greeting veterans

TJ Maxx and Jackets for Jobs give veterans purses and TJ Maxx gift cards

Mike Malone of TJ Maxx & Erica Charles with female veteran

Jackets for Jobs Staff

  Join Count Me In and top Metro Detroit small business organizations for Urban Rebound, a business growth conference and competition for women business owners in Michigan.

September 30 & October 1, 2012

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center

  • EARN from nationally renowned small business experts with marketing, finance and management tools you can use now to position your business for success!
  • MEET women who have built their ideas into million dollar successes as they share their insights on how to get growing!
  • PITCH your business for a chance at a spot in Count Me Ins renowned Business Accelerator Program, designed to help you reach $250,000 in revenues within 18-36 months!
  • CONNECT with motivated women entrepreneurs from all over Michigan in a variety of sectors women ready to grow and support YOU in your next steps toward success!
  • DONATE to Detroit's Jackets for Jobs Inc.! Count Me In is holding a clothing drive October 1 for gently used business attire. Please click here for more info.

Click here for more information or to register



Jackets for Jobs & "Count Me In" held an awesome workshop on September 28th, 2012, teaching women how to pitch their business and make millions. Each lady in attendance received a black leather purse, compliments of Jackets for Jobs.

Purpose of the gift, to encourage each lady, when you make millions, you will need a purse to carry your money. It was a GREAT event!!!!!!!


Inventory Sale Open to the public

***** Please support our sale *****

We have new and used items for SALE

Lots of FALL items

Lingerie, Jeans, Jackets, Purses, belts, Men's items,

and much more

We need to clear inventory and make room for more new items

Items as low as $1.00

Friday, August 24th, 9am-3pm

5555 Conner, Detroit, MI 48213-Inside the Samaritan Center

Don't shop alone, bring a friend.....

A lucky shopper will win a TJ Maxx gift card.

It just might be YOU!!!!!






 Alison Vaughn, guest speaker at:




Smart & Sexy Day-Detroit

March 20, 2012

Empowering women to succeed in the workforce

Sponsored by Smart & Sexy and The Women's Alliance




JFJ receiving Diversity of Champions award 2011

Jackets for Jobs plaque for Diversity

JFJ & T J Maxx give away fall coats, nearly 1,000 women stand in line to receive free coats

Alison Vaughn Co-Chairs the Detroit NAACP 56th Annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner.

Co-Chairs: The Honorable Sheriff Benny Napoleon and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

Sunday, May 1, 2011 at Cobo Hall, Downtown Detroit

Betty Henderson, JFJ career Wardrobe Director,

keynote speaker for Mature Workers

JFJ Co-Sponsoring Job Fair

JFJ host book signing for Star Jones

Jackets for Jobs co-sponsoring Job Fair @ CoBo Hall, clients outfitted by Jackets for Jobs



November 4, 2010

Simply Shopping event

hosted by the Troy Chamber of Commerce.


Wayne State University
Wayne Cares Event

Jackets for Jobs: April 12 April 23

From Monday, April 12 through Friday, April 23, 2010, Wayne Cares will once again collect items for donation to Jackets for Jobs, a non-profit organization that provides interview-quality, professional business clothing at no charge to economically disadvantaged individuals in the Metropolitan Detroit area. Since 2008, Wayne State University has generously donated more than 16,000 items to Jackets for Jobs.

To provide the most benefit to the community, clothing donations must be clean and on hangers. Please review the Clothing Donation Guidelines and Accessory Donation Guidelines for more information.


Wayne State University students create

Wikipedia page for Jackets for Jobs, Inc

Jackets for Jobs & The Mens Wearhouse "National Suit Drive" was very successful.
Thousands of suits were donated. Thanks everyone for your support.