National Suit Drive Hits One Million Donation Mark
FREMONT, Calif., Sept. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Men’s Wearhouse (NYSE: MW) is proud to announce that the National Suit Drive has collected a record one million donations to date. This year has been the most successful Suit Drive since the program’s inception eight years ago, helping countless unemployed Americans.
The National Suit Drive aims to address the unemployment issue affecting more than 8 million* Americans by collecting gently used professional attire and providing those in need with the confidence associated with putting on a suit. Men’s Wearhouse partners with more than 180 local non-profit organizations across the United States who distribute the articles of clothing, and provide job-ready skills, training and seminars to disadvantaged men and women entering or re-entering the workforce. This year, the campaign kicked off June 22nd and ran through July 31st encouraging Americans to donate to any of the more than 900 Men’s Wearhouse locations across the USA.
Men’s Wearhouse National Suit Drive
The company partnered with professional football superstar DeMarco Murray, running back of the Philadelphia Eagles, and the National Basketball Coaches Association (NBCA) to help rally donations. “It was a pleasure to be a part of the National Suit Drive. There are so many young men and women across America that do not have the proper interview attire. The Suit Drive gives those in need a second chance,” said Coach Lionel Hollins, Head Coach of the Brooklyn Nets.
“Our eighth annual National Suit Drive was our most successful to date and we couldn’t have done it without the overwhelming support from our participating customers and non-profit partners. Together, we’re helping people look and feel their best, giving them the confidence they need to make a great first impression at job interviews,” said Doug Ewert, CEO of The Men’s Wearhouse, Inc.
Men’s Wearhouse is focused on giving back to the communities it serves and has a commitment to supporting U.S. employment. The men’s specialty retailer is the largest domestic manufacturer and retailer of tailored clothing, creating jobs in an industry that has been stagnant elsewhere in the country.
For more information about the National Suit Drive, visit www.nationalsuitdrive.com.
*Bureau of Labor Statistics
About Men’s Wearhouse
Founded in 1973, Men’s Wearhouse is one of North America’s largest specialty retailers of men’s apparel with 1,758 stores. The Men’s Wearhouse, Jos. A. Bank, Moores and K&G stores carry a full selection of suits, sport coats, furnishings and accessories in exclusive and non-exclusive merchandise brands and Men’s Wearhouse and Tux stores carry a limited selection. Most K&G stores carry a full selection of women’s apparel. Tuxedo and suit rentals are available in the Men’s Wearhouse, Jos. A. Bank, Moores and Men’s Wearhouse and Tux stores. Additionally, Men’s Wearhouse operates a global corporate apparel and workwear group consisting of Twin Hill in the United States and Dimensions, Alexandra and Yaffy in the United Kingdom.