Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / State Capitol Suit Drive kicks off national campaign
State Capitol Suit Drive kicks off national campaign
17
Aug '10
Men's Wearhouse and California State legislators want capitol workers and Sacramento-area residents to shed their gently used professional attire at the California State Capitol Suit Drive Aug. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Senator Office Building at 1121 L Street.

Scheduled to join Men's Wearhouse representatives at a noon press conference tomorrow in the State Capitol (room 125) are:

• President pro Tempore of the Senate Darrell Steinberg
• Assembly Speaker John A. Perez
• Institute of Governmental Advocates President Jackson Gualco


They will also make their own donations benefiting Californians affected by one of the highest unemployment rates in the country, at nearly 13 percent.

"California has been hit hard by this global economic meltdown and record unemployment," Steinberg said. "As our state turns the corner and looks toward better times, we enthusiastically support this effort by Men's Wearhouse and the Institute of Governmental Advocates to empower workers seeking new employment opportunities."

Throughout the day, state legislators, lobbyists, and staffers may bring their gently used business attire for men and women — suits, pants, dress shirts, sport coats, slacks, ties, belts, and shoes — to the event and will receive a tax receipt.

All items collected will go to career-related local nonprofits that help people transitioning back into the workforce, including Crossroads Diversified/Works One Stop Career Center, Women's Empowerment, Overcomer's Program, and the Greater Sacramento Urban League.

The first-ever California State Capitol Suit Drive is an extension of similar philanthropic events by Men's Wearhouse, one of the largest specialty retailers of men's apparel. Next month, Men's Wearhouse will roll out its National Suit Drive, which has generated hundreds of thousands of articles of used clothing for nonprofits throughout the country, collecting suits at all of its U.S. locations.

Men's Wearhouse CEO and founder George Zimmer said the Sacramento drive is part of his company's ongoing effort to support the national workforce and help those displaced by the recession to get back on their feet.

"Looking professional not only affects the people who see you, but how you see yourself," Zimmer said. "The State Capitol Suit Drive gives job-seekers an extra boost of confidence as they re-enter the market."

Men's Wearhouse

Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Li & Fung

Textiles | On 24th Mar 2017

Li & Fung forms new supply chain partnership with PVH Corp

Li & Fung Limited, the world's leader in consumer goods design,...

Courtesy: Alizilla

Apparel/Garments | On 24th Mar 2017

Alibaba's eWTP finds first overseas base in Malaysia

In a step towards using the internet to bring small businesses around ...

Textiles | On 24th Mar 2017

BJMC to produce cotton-jute blended denim fabrics

To meet demand from the market, Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation...

Interviews View All

Asim Dalal
Indo Count Retail Ventures

Today, there is no other emerging market as India, "we make in India and...

Stefan Warnaar
Peak to Plateau

People are willing to pay for quality and performance

Pinkesh Jain
Everflow Petrofils Ltd

‘An innovative technology which India needs desperately is the...

Eric Scholler
Groz-Beckert

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

news category


Related Categories:
March 2017

March 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search