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August 6, 2014

Almost 200 suits donated through Men's Wearhouse

Tim Cureton from the Lancaster Fatherhood Project picks up suits from the Men's Wearhouse Suit Drive. 

The results of the Men's Wearhouse's annual National Suit Drive are in, and the news is good for fathers in South Carolina. Above, you see Tim Cureton of the Lancaster Fatherhood Project picking up some of the donated suits.

The following was donated through the four locations in our area:

  • 194 suits
  • 27 sport coats
  • 110 pair of slacks
  • 7 pairs of shoes
  • 146 dress shirts
  • Various ties,belts, and other accessories

The Center and all of our programs deeply appreciate the generosity of Men's Wearhouse, and all those who made donations.

The drive was a tremendous success nationally, as well as in South Carolina. The national goal was to collect 150,000 items, and that was exceeded. This year, the drive brought in 202,825 items!

The suit drive is an annual, month-long initiative that encourages donations of gently-used suits and professional attire. Clothing collected from the drive distributed to the SC Center for Fathers and Families and more than 180 other local nonprofit organizations that provide job ready skills and training to unemployed and underemployed men across the United States.

Over the past six years, Men's Wearhouse has collected more than 650,000 professional clothing donations to support unemployed individuals seeking to re-enter the workforce.

The drive ran through the entire month of July.