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Donate your used suit for a good cause

September 2, 2008

mens-suits.jpgGot an old suit gathering dust in the back of your closet? Men’s Wearhouse wants to give it to someone who could make better use of it.

The retailer is holding a national suit drive at 580 of its U.S. locations, collecting donations of used suits, sport coats, slacks, dress shirts, ties and belts. The clothing will be distributed to more than 120 local and regional non-profit organizations in cities across the country and given to men in need who are re-entering the workforce.

“The proper attire can truly make a difference in an individual’s life,” said Jerri Rosen, founder of Working Wardrobes in Fountain Valley, California, in a statement released by Men’s Wearhouse. “With these donations, men will have the opportunity to walk into an interview with confidence – an essential step toward economic stability.”

Other companies that have participated in clothing drives include Dress Barn, Robert Half International and Hilton Hotels. Perhaps other retailers will follow suit?

(Photo/Reuters)

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