In honor of ALKU turning 15, ALKU and the ALKU Foundation will continue their mission to give back to the community by making 15 generous donations to non-profits that our employees are passionate about.
Uncommon Threads, Catie’s Closet, and Women Giving Back are in the business of empowerment. Specifically helping those in the local community look and feel their best. The programs offered through these non-profits aren’t your average clothing programs, the results are life-changing.
Uncommon Threads is an innovative nonprofit located in Lawrence. Their “outside-in, inside-out” approach helps low-income women see and feel their true potential by using clothing and images as tools for building self-esteem and self-worth. Unlike other clothing programs with a sole focus on work attire, Uncommon Threads address all aspects of a women’s clothing needs while nurturing personal growth through styling sessions and workshops. Each year, this non-profit makes a difference in the lives of more than 1,200 women.
Catie’s Closet provides clothes, toiletries, and other essentials to students in grades preK-12 living in poverty within their schools. Their “Be Me” initiative is a simple phrase that holds so much power and sets the foundation. Catie’s Closet starts with the youngest members of the communities who will shape the future of our world by giving them the resources they need to celebrate what makes them unique and express themselves unapologetically. Located across 120 schools in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, Catie’s Closet helps more than 80,000 students daily.
Women Giving Back supports women and children in crisis on the first step to stability by providing quality clothing at no cost, assisted by the caring and committed community of Sterling, Virginia. The founders of Women Giving Back acted after seeing what women in shelters were facing because they lacked appropriate clothing. From grassroot humble beginnings, this non-profit has grown to serve more than 24,000 in need. Over the past 16 years and counting, Women Giving Back programs have grown and expanded to meet the evolving needs of the community.
About The ALKU Foundation and ALKU
The ALKU Foundation builds meaningful partnerships with nonprofit organizations that create and promote positive change in the lives of young people and their Massachusetts communities. The ALKU Foundation is part of ALKU, a leading contingent staffing firm focused on deploying highly skilled, specialized consulting resources in the areas of enterprise technology, life sciences, data science, cybersecurity, and government. ALKU is consistently ranked on prestigious ‘Best Places to Work’ lists across the country and has a 15+ year track record of training and developing talent. Given ALKU’s unique culture, focus on training and development, and highly specialized, division-led operating model, ALKU has grown at an industry-leading pace since its founding in 2008.