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Old 02-04-2011, 03:52 PM
 
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My husband has way too many suits and rather than let them sit in the closet we'd like to donate them. I know Goodwill or Salvation Army would take them, but we'd prefer them to be used by people who need a suit to wear to a job interview or are starting a new job after being unemployed, rather than someone "thrifting" for a Brooks Brothers suit. I've donated to Dress for Success, but that organization is for women. Is there an equivalent nationwide organization for men?
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Old 02-04-2011, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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That's what Goodwill and the Salvation Army do....sell cheaply or donate to those in need....and that includes folks who need clothing to work in!
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Old 02-05-2011, 10:13 AM
 
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We donate a lot of stuff to Goodwill, but you don't have to be poor to shop at Goodwill. I know of people who could afford to buy new stuff but they like to get deals by thrifting. I believe that in addition to providing clothing, Dress for Success helps people hone their interview skills.

I'm going to contact a homeless shelter on Monday and see if they can point me in the right direction.
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Old 02-05-2011, 10:14 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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I understand what the OP means...

she wants the suits to go to someone whose life can change because of it.... and to NOT go to someone with a good job and a half dozen suits in their closet already.

Google got me this - from the Dress for Success site...


Is there an organization like Dress for Success for men?
Career Gear provides career counseling, interview coaching, business clothing, and follow-up job support to men actively seeking employment. For more information, e-mail info@careergear.org.
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Old 02-05-2011, 10:27 AM
 
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LOL, guess I should have googled before posting I looked at the local website but didn't see anything

Thanks Pitt Chick, I am sending an email to Career Gear right now.
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Old 02-07-2011, 03:04 PM
 
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Unless you're in Manhattan, you have to pay to ship your suits to Career Gear! It's a great cause, but I'm trying to find something local where I don't have to box up a suit, leave work to go to the post office, and pay to have it mailed.
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