From camouflage to business suits... It’s a challenging transition for any service member, but for women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, entering the civilian workforce is even more difficult.

Women veterans face unemployment rates that are generally higher than the average population, many struggle to find affordable childcare and then they face the dreaded wardrobe challenge. They are suddenly forced to replace their military uniforms with entirely new civilian clothing, an expense most cannot afford.

Operation Dress Code helps women who served in the U.S. Armed Forces transition to the civilian workforce by providing them with the professional attire needed to start their new life. 

October 4 - 23, 2017, donations of gently used professional clothing, shoes and accessories for women of all sizes are being collected at the locations listed below to support Operation Dress Code.  A list of drop-off locations is listed below.

What happens with the donations. A special Dress Code Boutique Day will be offered to over 500 area service women, where they will enjoy a personalized shopping experience that allows them to make selections from the clothing, shoes and accessories donated. They will also get career advice, assistance with their resumes and other skills to empower them to pursue civilian jobs with the confidence they deserve and respect they’ve earned.

On November 4, collected donations will be distributed to women veterans at the Dress Code Boutique, where they will receive a free and personalized shopping experience.  If you are a woman who is or has served in the U.S. Armed Forces and you'd like to attend the Dress Code Boutique, please click HERE to register.

This amazing program is organized and funded by Courage to Call and CAL VET.

DONATION DROP OFF LOCATIONS: 

Copy Cove - 701 Pearl Street, La Jolla, CA 92037

Courage to Call - 9465 Farnham Street, San Diego, CA 92123

Easter Seals - 401 S Ivy Street, Escondido, CA 92025

iHeartMedia - 9660 Granite Ridge Drive, San Diego, CA 92123

Industrial Grind - 6020 Santo Road, San Diego, CA 92124

MVRC North County - 649 W. Mission Avenue, Escondido, CA 92025

NVSTI Reboot - 4007 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 203, San Diego, CA 92108

SAY San Diego - 3487 Santo Road, San Diego, CA  92124 

San Diego City Hall - 202 C Street, San Diego, CA 92101

San Diego State University5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182

STEP - 9951 Businesspark Avenue, Suite A, San Diego, CA 92131

Veterans Association of North County1617 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, CA 92058

Veterans Museum at Balboa Park - 2115 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101