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July 3, 2013

The Center and Men's Wearhouse teams up again for the National Suit Drive



Donate your gently used professional attire and give a father a second chance.

This July, the Center is partnering with Men's Wearhouse for the sixth annual National Suit Drive. We encourage all residents of South Carolina to donate your gently used business attire to help give a fresh start to the fathers in our programs still facing unemployment. 

Items being collected include men's and women's suits, shirts, jackets, ties, belts, and shoes. You may donate your gently used items now through July 31 at your local Men's Wearhouse location.  

As a thank-you, donors will receive a coupon for 50% off the regular price of retail items (excluding shoes, clearance, and Everyday Low Price items) for their next Men's Wearhouse purchase, as well as a tax receipt.

Although the national unemployment rate has begun to decline, 11.8 million Americans are still out of work, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The National Suit Drive aims to battle unemployment by providing professional business attire to those in need to help them regain confidence as they pursue a second chance.  

Many of our fatherhood participants join our programs because they are unemployed and are in need of assistance. Our programs prepare the participants to re-enter the job market through job readiness boot camps and employment assistance. Many times the unemployed participants in our programs are more frustrated and down on their luck than anything. A suit not only gives our participants a professional look, but it also provides them with an immediate morale boost to tackle any job interview.

To help raise awareness for the National Suit Drive, visit the Men's Wearhouse Facebook page to share your thoughts and to track donations with a live donations counter. Follow the conversation on Twitter @MensWearhouseand @SCFathers for real-time updates with #giveasuit. For every National Suit Drive mention on Facebook and Twitter, Men's Wearhouse will contribute $1 (up to $20,000) to the cause.


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