Men’s Wearhouse has once again partnered with the National Basketball Coaches Association to promote its National Suit Drive, an annual charity initiative that collects professional apparel for unemployed individuals seeking to re-enter the workforce.
As the official wardrobe supplier of the NBCA’s 2015-16 season with its Joseph Abboud label, Men’s Wearhouse is teaming with NBA coaches from across the country to donate and spread the message in their local communities.
NBA coaches including 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 have committed to donating suits in support of the cause, the company said.
“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. “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 can donate gently used men’s and women’s professional clothing — suits, shirts, jackets, ties, belts and shoes — at over 800 Men’s Wearhouse stores across the nation. The donated items will be distributed to more than 180 local non-profit organizations across the country that help disadvantaged individuals regain employment through job readiness programs and workforce assistance.
Anyone who makes a donation will receive a coupon for 50 percent off their next purchase of regular-priced retail items at Men’s Wearhouse.
To further promote the initiative, Men’s Wearhouse is encouraging people to share the #GiveASuit post on its Facebook and Twitter pages. For every share, the company will donate $1 (up to $25,000) to the local nonprofits they have partnered with.