EAC Network is partnering with Men’s Wearhouse once again to launch the 10th annual National Suit Drive, a month-long initiative that collects gently-used professional clothing for individuals transitioning back into the workforce. Throughout the month of July donations collected at local Men’s Wearhouse stores will be donated to EAC Network and distributed amongst our Vocational Services, which help disadvantaged individuals regain employment through job readiness programs and workforce assistance.
“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Men’s Wearhouse to help unemployed men and women regain employment and pursue their dreams,” said Rachel Lugo, Division Director of Family & Vocational Services. “Our focus is to provide the tools and assistance to help our clients get back on their feet. Through the National Suit Drive, our clients are able to suit up for success and feel empowered to secure their next job.”
Long Islanders can donate their gently-used professional clothing, including men’s and women’s suits, ties, jackets, shirts, pants, belts and shoes at any local Men’s Wearhouse location. As a thank you, donors will receive 50 percent off their next purchase of regular priced retail items (excluding shoes, clearance, and Exceptional Value items).
“In a job interview, confidence can be the deciding factor that helps land you the job,” said Doug Ewert, CEO of Tailored Brands, Inc. “Putting on a suit gives you that confidence to make a great first impression, and the National Suit Drive provides men the opportunity to look and feel their best as they take the next step in their career. In our tenth year, we’re hopeful to collect more donations than ever before.”
To help drive awareness of the National Suit Drive, use the hastag #GIVEASUIT on social media. Show us the suits you donated!
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Alena Jones is the Director of Development & Marketing for EAC Network. She graduated from Rice University with a B.A. in English.