July 11, 2013

South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families and Men's Wearhouse team up again for National Suit Drive

For the third year in a row, Men's Wearhouse and the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families have partnered to provide fathers with business attire donated through the National Suit Drive. Throughout July, the center is encouraging South Carolina residents to donate gently used business attire at any Men’s Wearhouse location. Items being collected include men's and women's suits, shirts, jackets, ties, belts and shoes.

The business attire will help give a fresh start to fathers in the center’s programs still facing unemployment. As a thank you, donors will receive a coupon for 50 percent off the regular price of retail items for their next Men's Wearhouse purchase, as well as a tax receipt from the center.

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 fatherhood participants join one of the center’s programs because they are unemployed and are in need of assistance. The center’s programs prepare the participants to re-enter the job market through job readiness boot camps and employment assistance. A suit gives fatherhood participants a professional look and provides them with an immediate morale boost for job interviews.

The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System. For more information about the suite drive, visit www.NationalSuitDrive.com

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