Volunteers of America and Men’s Wearhouse Partner to Help Local Job Seekers with National Suit Drive | Business
This July, Volunteers of America Greater Sacramento, is partnering with Men’s Wearhouse for the fifth annual National Suit Drive, the nation’s largest collection of gently used business attire for men and women. Together, they are encouraging residents in the greater Sacramento community to transform their unwanted businesswear into a fresh start for disadvantaged workers still facing joblessness.
Volunteers of America is joining National Suit Drive and approximately 200 other nonprofit organizations to locally distribute the items collected at more than 900 Men’s Wearhouse locations around the U.S. Items being collected include men’s and women’s suits, shirts, jackets, ties, belts, and shoes. Locally, residents may donate their gently used items at the following locations:
• 6177 Sunrise Blvd., Citrus Heights
• 2761 East Bidwell St., # 500, Folsom
• 1224 Galleria Blvd., Roseville
• 7427 Laguna Blvd. #300, Elk Grove
• 1701 Ethan Way, Sacramento
• 3635 N. Freeway Blvd., Sacramento
• Additional locations can be found by visiting http://www.menswearhouse.com/shop/MWStoreLocatorDisplay?catalogId=12001&langId=-1&storeId=12751.
“We are thrilled to partner with Men’s Wearhouse to continue fighting for this cause,” said Christie Holderegger, V.P. & Chief Development and Communications Officer of Volunteers of America. “We serve thousands of men and women each year looking to rebuild their lives, despite the slowly recovering economy, and National Suit Drive is the local community’s chance to help.”
Although the national unemployment rate has begun to decline, 12.5 million Americans are still out of work and many are feeling discouraged. The clothing they receive through National Suit Drive gives them a confident first step toward a second chance. Partnering nonprofit organizations such as Volunteers of America provide essential skills and training that will transform these men on their journey to self-sufficiency.
Nationally, Men’s Wearhouse hopes to collect more than 110,000 articles of professional clothing to benefit charities like Volunteers of America. Last year, Volunteers of America was able to help dozens of men in the greater Sacramento area, giving them a chance to find their strong suit and get back to work.
During National Suit Drive, people can raise awareness by visiting the Men’s Wearhouse Facebook tab to share images and videos and to track donations with a live donations counter. They can also follow the conversation on Twitter @MensWearhouse for real-time updates with #giveasuit.
For every suit donated, Men’s Wearhouse will give two business ties to the cause. As a thank you, donors will receive a coupon for 50% off all regular-priced items (excluding shoes) for their next Men’s Wearhouse purchase, as well as a tax receipt.
For more information, visit www.voa-sac.org and www.NationalSuitDrive.com.
About Volunteers of America
Founded locally in 1911, the Greater Sacramento & Northern Nevada office of Volunteers of America is one of the largest providers of social services in the region, operating more than 40 programs in eight categories: homeless services; homeless shelters; substance abuse treatment and recovery services; senior services; youth services; transitional housing; permanent supportive housing; and low income housing. In fact, Volunteers of America provides shelter or housing to nearly 1,500 men, women and children every night in the Greater Sacramento area. Nationally, Volunteers of America was founded in 1896 by Ballington and Maud Booth with the purpose to help those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. Through thousands of human-service programs, Volunteers of America helps nearly 2 million people annually in more than 400 communities.
For additional information on Volunteers of America Greater Sacramento & Northern Nevada, please visit the organization’s website at www.voa-sac.org.
About Men’s Wearhouse
Founded in 1973, Men’s Wearhouse is one of North America's largest specialty retailers of men’s apparel, with 1,162 stores. The Men’s Wearhouse, Moores and K&G stores carry a full selection of men’s designer, brand name and private label suits, sport coats, furnishings and accessories and Men’s Wearhouse and Tux stores carry a limited selection. Most K&G stores carry a full selection of women’s apparel. Tuxedo rentals are available in the Men’s Wearhouse, Moores and Men’s Wearhouse and Tux stores. Additionally, Men’s Wearhouse operates a global corporate apparel and workwear group consisting of Twin Hill in the United States and Dimensions and Alexandra in the United Kingdom.
For additional information on Men’s Wearhouse, please visit the Company’s websites at www.menswearhouse.com, www.kgstores.com, www.mooresclothing.com, www.twinhill.com, www.dimensions.co.uk and www.alexandra.co.uk.