Men's Wearhouse has built a name vowing to make you "like the way you look," but in the past six years the company has taken another vow-- to help unemployed men get back into the work force by making employers like the way they look.
"They say you never get a second chance to make a first impression," says Bruce Garber of Men's Wearhouse.
That's why the retailer started an annual National Suit Drive campaign, and they are anticipating more than 150,000 donations this year, Garber says.
Through the end of July, donations of gently worn business attire will be accepted at all 900 Men's Wearhouse locations nationwide, including Valley Stream, Oceanside, Carle Place, Garden City, Westbury, Plainview, Massapequa Park, Huntington Station, Bayshore and Lake Grove.
Donations can be any business pieces, including suits, ties, slacks and dress shirts. Most in demand this year are shoes and big and tall items, Garber says. And everyone who donates will get a 50 percent off shopping pass valid on almost everything in the store.
Donations will also be accepted at a celebrity softball game tonight at MCU Park, home of the Brooklyn Cyclones, where New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck, boxing legend Evander Holyfield, "Jersey Shore" star Vinny Guadagnino, rapper Nelly and other entertainers and athletes will duke it out on the field for the cause. Tickets are still available for $10 at BrooklynCyclones.com/tickets/events or 718-507-TIXX, and the game starts at 7 p.m. All proceeds will be donated to the National Suit Drive fund.