will participate in the 5th annual National Suit Drive, encouraging residents to donate their gently used business attire. The donations will go to help
Here's more information about the National Suit Drive from Volunteers of America Greater Sacramento:
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:
- 1224 Galleria Blvd., Roseville
- 6177 Sunrise Blvd., Citrus Heights
- 2761 East Bidwell St., # 500, Folsom
- 7427 Laguna Blvd. #300, Elk Grove
- 1701 Ethan Way, Sacramento
- 3635 N. Freeway Blvd., Sacramento
- Additional locations can be found here
“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.