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Suit drive for job seekers
In an effort to help disadvantaged job seekers suit up properly for interviews, the Men’s Wearhouse is holding its sixth annual clothing drive through the end of this month.
People can drop off “gently used” men’s and women’s professional attire such as suits, jackets, shoes, ties and belts at Men’s Wearhouse locations nationwide. Long Island has 13 locations.
The Fremont, Calif.-based company will distribute the clothes to 150 nonprofits as part of its National Suit Drive. Charities will in turn hand out the clothing to unemployed men and women in need. The Education and Assistance Corp. in Central Islip is one of the participating nonprofits.
This year, dress shoes and big-and-tall business attire are especially in high demand, the company said.
Last year, 25,000 individuals, businesses and community organizations contributed more than 130,000 items, handily surpassing the goal of 110,000, the company said. It matched 33,405 suit donations with two new ties each.
This year’s goal is 150,000 items.
For more about the program and how to find the nearest store click here.