North America’s largest men’s specialty retailers, Men’s Wearhouse, launched their seventh annual National Suit Drive. The National Suit Drive occupies the entire month of July and encourages donations of gently-used suits and professional wear (both men’s and women’s). The clothing that is collected from the drive will be distributed amongst over 180 nonprofit organizations that will be able to help unemployed and underemployed men in markets across the United States.
“We know there is a story behind every suit collected, and we want to give each recipient the opportunity to write a new chapter.” – Doug Ewert, President and CEO of the Men’s Wearhouse, Inc.
For over 40 years, Men’s Wearhouse have been helping men like the way they look, providing professional tailors which use the finest materials and equipment to create the perfect suit for each and every man. Up to date, Men’s Wearhouse has collected an impressive 650, 000 clothing donations to support the unemployed men seeking to re-enter the workforce. This year, the Wearhouse’s goal is to collect another 150, 000 donations. From July 1st – July 31st, consumers can donate their gently used suits, ties, jackets, shirts, dress pants, belts shoes etc. to any of the several Men’s Wearhouse locations across the United States. For every generous donation, donors will receive a special 50 percent coupon for their next purchase from Men’s Wearhouse.
“When you put on a suit, your whole attitude changes. Speaking from experience, people look at you differently when you’re wearing a suit and you feel more confident.” – Rich Harper (a National Suit Drive recipient and Wardrobe for Opportunity volunteer)
Give men the opportunity to look and feel their best… while going out to find work, during a job interview, or through challenging times by spreading the word about the National Suit Drive. Chief Creative Director and award-winning menswear designer, Joseph Abboud is asking consumers to participate by sharing their personal suit stories and posting images on social media with the hashtag #giveasuit. Every time this hashtag is used (featured with a photo or story), they receive a new follower on Twitter or Instagram, or one of the videos found on www.nationalsuitdrive.com is shared with their social network accounts… Men’s Wearhouse will donate $1 (up to $20, 000) to local non-profit organizations that they have partnered with.
Visit the Men’s Wearhouse official Twitter and Instagram account to learn more about the National Suit Drive, and don’t forget to tag them in your #GiveASuit posts! Make sure to follow them on their other social media accounts as well: Pinterest and Facebook.