TEEM and Men’s Wearhouse Challenges Oklahoma City Residents to Help Donate
250K Clothing Items This Year for a Collective ONE MILLION Donations
TEEM is partnering with Men’s Wearhouse to launch its eighth annual National Suit Drive, a six-week initiative that collects donations of gently-used professional attire for unemployed Americans. Clothing collected at Men’s Wearhouse stores between June 22nd and July 31st as a result of the drive will be distributed to TEEM and over 180 local nonprofit organizations that provide work ready skills, training, and seminars to disadvantaged men and women entering or reentering the workforce in Oklahoma City.
“We strive to battle unemployment by helping men and women get back on their feet and into the workplace,” said Program Director Missy Brumley. “The knowledge that they are dressed appropriately can give participants the confidence they need to focus on the task at hand. The National Suit Drive is a wonderful cause that provides needed assistance to position our participants to achieve success.”
As part of this year’s National Suit Drive, Men’s Wearhouse is issuing a challenge to consumers across the country to meet or exceed the goal of 250,000 donated items. Over the past seven years, the National Suit Drive has collected approximately 850,000 professional clothing donations. This year marks the opportunity to break the one million donation mark.
Starting on June 22nd, residents of Oklahoma City can donate their gently-used professional clothing, including men’s and women’s suits, ties, jackets, shirts, pants, belts and shoes, at Penn Square Mall, 1901 N.W. Expressway #1066-1074, 2530 W. Memorial Rd., and 2550 S. I-35 Service Rd. As a thank you, donors will receive 50 percent off the regular free retail price of their next purchase from Men’s Wearhouse (excluding shoes, clearance and exceptional value items).
This year, the National Suit Drive is partnering with DeMarco Murray, the AP NFL Offensive Player of the Year, to help spread the word. “Whether ‘suiting up’ on the field or off, I’ve felt first-hand the confidence a suit provides and how it helps you perform at your personal best,” said Murray. “I’m thrilled to be partnering with the National Suit Drive to give other men throughout the nation the ability to recognize their dreams – and achieve them.”
#GIVEASUIT AND GET SOCIAL
To help spread the word about this year’s National Suit Drive, Men’s Wearhouse is encouraging people to share the #giveasuit post found on their Facebook page. For every share, the company will donate $1 (up to $25,000) to the local nonprofits they have partnered with. For more information, visit TEEM.org or the National Suit Drive website at www.nationalsuitdrive.com.