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National Suit Drive seeks gently used business attire

Men’s and women’s gently used clothes can be dropped off at any Men’s Wearhouse as part of the National Suit Drive.

Men’s Wearhouse

Men’s and women’s gently used clothes can be dropped off at any Men’s Wearhouse as part of the National Suit Drive.

TAMPA — The Corporation to Develop Communities of Tampa Inc. and Men's Wearhouse are partnering as part of the sixth annual National Suit Drive to support local job seekers.

The organizations are seeking donations of gently used business attire to help disadvantaged job seekers still facing unemployment.

Items being collected include men's and women's suits, shirts, jackets, ties, belts and shoes. Donations may be made at any local Men's Wearhouse, including the Brandon location at 115 Brandon Town Centre Drive, through July 31.

Men's Wearhouse hopes to collect more than 150,000 articles of professional clothing to benefit charities nationwide and is tracking donations on its Facebook page at facebook.com/menswearhouse.

For every National Suit Drive mention on Facebook and Twitter, Men's Wearhouse will contribute $1, up to $20,000, to the cause. Donors will receive a coupon for 50 percent off the regular price of retail items for their next purchase and a tax receipt.

In addition to the suit drive, the CDC of Tampa also offers resume-building workshops, interview preparation and employment training programs. For more information, visit cdcoftampa.org and nationalsuitdrive.com.

National Suit Drive seeks gently used business attire 07/17/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 4:56pm]
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