- Kristopher Fraser |
Men's Wearhouse has partnered with the National Basketball Association Coaches to promote their National Suit Drive. The event is an annual charity initiative that collects professional apparel for unemployed individuals seeking to enter the workforce.
Men's Wearhouse is the official wardrobe supplier of the NBCA's 2015-16 season with their Joseph Abboud label. The retailer is teaming up with NBA coaches from across the country to donate and spread the message to their local communities.
So far, coaches that have already committed to donating suits to the cause include Brad Stevens of the Boston Celtics, Fred Hoiberg of the Chicago Bulls, the Milwaukee Bucks' Jason Kidd, and Terry Stotts of the Portland Trail Blazers.
“We all know that dressing for success is vital, whether on the court or in a job interview, and I’d encourage all of my fellow coaches and fans to donate a suit and help change a life for the better,” said Rick Carlisle, head coach of the Dallas Mavericks and president of the NBCA, in a statement. “The National Suit Drive is a terrific program that helps empower those in our local communities to re-enter the workforce with confidence.”
Through July 31, people will be able to donate gently used men's and women's professional clothing including suits, shirts, ties, belts, and shoes, at approximately 800 Men's Wearhouse locations throughout the United States. The donated clothes will be distributed to 180 local nonprofit organizations that help disadvantaged individuals re-enter the workforce.
Whoever makes a donation will receive a coupon for 50 percent off their next purchase of full-priced Men's Wearhouse items.
To help promote the initiative, the company is also using the hashtag #GiveASuit on their Facebook and Twitter pages. For every share, 1 dollar will be donated to the local nonprofits they have partnered with, with a cap of 25,000 dollars.