Schlau|Rogers Presents the 2018 WHW: Suits for a Cause Clothing Drive!

Join Joshua Rogers, Tom Yacko and Matthew Schlau in supporting your local community by taking part in our 2018 WHW: Suits for a Cause Clothing Drive! WHW has been helping the unemployed and underemployed since 1993 and its latest efforts are underway through multiple 2018 Suits for a Cause Clothing Drives across southern Calfornia.

What is WHW?

The mission of WHW is to provide the unemployed and underemployed the skills and resources they need to get and keep a good job. Since 1993, WHW has served over 93,000 job seekers referred by over 275 partner agencies at no charge. Each year more than 8,000 job seekers participate in programs focused on equipping them to be the most marketable candidate for the job they see. Programs include Employment Readiness Workshops, Computer training, Job Placement Assistance, Employment Retention Support and Professional Apparel.

Suits for a Cause is an annual clothing drive sponsored by the Southern California legal community to support the job seekers of WHW.  WHW was started by two legal professionals who were survivors of domestic abuse, who faced the daunting task of rebuilding their professional wardrobes and self-esteem to return to the workforce.  Today, WHW continues to assist men and women in successfully entering the workforce by providing comprehensive employment readiness programs including interview-appropriate apparel and accessories. Originally put on by 25 law firms, over 60 firms, groups and companies in Southern California now sponsor and participate each year. 

You can read more about WHW and Suits for a Cause here and here.

How is Schlau|Rogers helping?

In partnership with 37 other local law firms and professional organizations, the Schlau|Rogers Team (Joshua Rogers, Tom Yacko and Matthew Schlau) is holding its very own WHW: Suits for a Cause Clothing Drive! The Clothing will last throughout the month of March and will culminate in a month-end Suits for a Cause Luncheon at Orange County Bar Association headquarters on March 29, 2018.


Our Clothing Drive will run from Saturday March 10, 2018 through Sunday March 25, 2018.



Option #1: Scheduled Collections

To facilitate our 2018 Clothing Drive, Matt, Josh and Tom will be collecting men's and women's professional and causal clothing, along with accessories through the term of the Clothing Drive. These collections can be arranged by scheduling a call with one of our attorneys. You can schedule a call by clicking the button below.


Option #2: Your Own Donation

If we are unable to arrange a collection time during the term of our Clothing Drive, you can drop off your collected donations any time during our Clothing Drive at the new WHW Donation Center in Irvine, CA. Details are listed below.

Option #3: Workplace Collections

If you think your place of work might want to get super involved and gather clothing there during the term of the Clothing Drive and then donate in bulk, we will be arranging for pick-ups at local businesses on an as-needed basis. If this is something that interests you, please give us a call!



Men's Professional and Casual Clothing, and Accessories

  • Suits and blazers
  • Dress slacks and khaki pants
  • Dress shirts, sweaters and polo shirts
  • Dress and causal shoes
  • Ties, belts and trouser socks
  • Boxers, briefs (new only) and undershirts
  • Watches, cufflinks, tie clips and briefcases
  • Jeans, causal shirts, sweaters and jackets
  • Regular and sample-sized shampoo
  • Lotions, soaps, hair and body products, etc.
  • Toothbrushes, toothpastes and floss
  • Shaving cream

Women's Professional and Casual Clothing, and Accessories

  • Suits and blazers
  • Slacks, skirts, dress shirts
  • Blouses, sweaters, dress shirts
  • Dress and causal shoes
  • Pantyhose, knee highs, trouser socks
  • Purses, jewelry and belts
  • Bras, panties (new only) and slips
  • Jeans, causal shirts and sweaters
  • Regular and sample-sized shampoo and conditioner
  • Toothbrushes, toothpastes and floss
  • Body wash, shower gels, soaps and lotions
  • Unused/sealed make-up products
  • Regular and sample-sized health/beauty products


  • Gift cards to Target, Wal-Mart, Payless Shoe Source
  • Letter-sized copy paper, large shopping bags, ink pens

What else can you do to help?

If we are unable to arrange a collection time during the term of our Clothing Drive, you can drop off your collected donations any time during our Clothing Drive at the new WHW Donation Center in Irvine, CA. The Donation Center is open 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday, and 9am to 1pm on Saturday.

If this option works best for you, we only ask that you mention the donation is being made on behalf of Schlau|Rogers.


WHW Donation Center

2803 McGaw Avenue
Irvine, CA 92614
(949) 631-2333



If participating in our Clothing Drive is not an option for you at the moment, that's okay! There are various ways you can get involved and give back to your community through Suits for a Cause. For example, you can:


Join WHW's Club 529 and support the journey of a job seeker for every $259 you donate. $259 provides one job seeker access to all of WHW's programs for one year.



Contribute your time to teach a workshop, interview a job seeker or help a job seeker achieve a new professional look.



Shop for a Cause at WHW's Retail Shop, Deja New and support the mission through fashion.



Sign up for WHW's Monthly Newsletter, like them on Facebook, follow them on YouTube, LinkedIn and Instagram



Make WHW a part of your planned giving. Leave a legacy that will help the mission live on and empower employment success for generations to come.

Joshua D. Rogers

Principal Attorney

Joshua Rogers is an attorney licensed to practice law in the state of California. He has focused his career on transactional matters and has a background in estate planning, which includes assisting with the drafting of hundreds of individual and joint estate plans. Joshua has also worked in entertainment law, where he was a member of a team that advised individuals and production companies in all aspects of television business affairs. He began his own practice so that he could permanently shift his focus from conflicts to building value. He now helps clients design, create, and grow by proactively addressing personal and business matters.

Josh has dabbled in desert motorbike rides, speaks conversational French and studied abroad in Paris during college. One of his most memorable memories is his visit to Jim Morrison's grave at Père Lachaise Cemetery.

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