National menswear chain Men’s Wearhouse is launching its Ninth Annual National Suit Drive with the help of TV host Nick Cannon.
From July 1-31, stores around the country will be collecting gently used men’s and women’s professional attire to give individuals a chance to look their best as they transition back into the workforce. Cannon is partnering with the company to call attention to the program by making a personal donation and encouraging Americans to clean out their closets and #GiveASuit.
Clothing and shoes collected will be distributed to more than 180 local nonprofit organizations that help disadvantaged individuals regain employment through job readiness programs and workforce assistance. Over the past eight years, the drive has collected more than 1 million items of clothing.
“I’ve worn many different ‘suits’ over the course of my career — as a musician, an actor, a record producer — and no matter the task at hand, feeling and looking confident is key,” said Cannon. “A suit can bring that pep in your step to perform at your personal best. I’m honored to be partnering with the Men’s Wearhouse National Suit Drive to help men across the country fill their dreams.”
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Consumers can donate their gently used professional clothing — men’s and women’s suits, ties, jackets, shirts, pants, belts and shoes — at more than 800 Men’s Wearhouse and Men’s Wearhouse Tux locations. As a thank you, donors will receive 50 percent off their next purchase of regular price retail items (excluding shoes, clearance and exceptional value items).
The National Suit Drive is symbolized by a blue hanger. To help spread the word, Men’s Wearhouse is encouraging people to share the #GiveASuit post found on its Facebook and Twitter pages. For every share, the company will donate $1 (up to $25,000) to local nonprofit partners.