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We are happy to express our gratitude to the Mayo Clinic team for their recent donation of professional attire for our reentry program participants. Their generosity will go a long way in helping our clients prepare for successful careers.
During the last 24 years, our Ready4Release, Ready4Work, and Ready4Success programs we have helped over 10,000 people reconnect to the workforce after involvement with the criminal justice system. Building stronger communities and creating opportunities to realize second chances is made possible by our strategic partnerships with great community partners like the Mayo Clinic.
The Mayo Clinic has been a strong supporter of Operation New Hope over the past many years through generous grants and needed donations like laptops and these clothing items. We are so thankful to Mayo Clinic’s Diversity Representative Rachel Rutledge for jumping in to help, along with Abena Anyane-Yeboah and Matthew Medley, to coordinate this clothing drive. The thoughtful contributions of professional attire from Dr. Wendy Moore, Dr. Lisa Heath, Amber Radin, Tara Patton, and may others will help our clients look and feel their best as they step towards career success. Their generosity will have a huge impact on not only our clients’ confidence, but also their ability to secure job offers and advance in the workplace.
Beyond the tangible benefits of this donation, we are also grateful for the message it sends to our clients. Mayo Clinic’s willingness to support second chances is a powerful reminder to our community that we should be not defined only by our past mistakes, but rather by our shared values and commitment to giving everyone another try.
We rely on the support of community partners like Mayo Clinic to continue our important work. Please know that your contributions are appreciated by everyone here at Operation New Hope, and we look forward to continuing our work together in the months and years ahead. Thank you again for your support!