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Old 11-08-2012, 11:35 AM
 
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Default Is there a charity for men like "dress for success" for women?

I have 5 men's suits that I'd like to donate to a charity - specifically along the lines of "dress for success". It looks like Men's Warehouse holds an event once a year - I really don't want to store them till July 2013, AND the Men's Warehouse online info is so poor, I can't tell if you can drop off used suits, or if it's just a way for them to get corporate sponsors to BUY their suits, to give away. Can anyone think of a Bay area charity like the "dress for success" program, but for men?
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:26 PM
 
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I'm a 41R jacket 34x34 pant
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:24 PM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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That guy sitting on the corner could use a new jacket...
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:42 PM
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Why don't you check with the closest Salvation Army near you?

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I have 5 men's suits that I'd like to donate to a charity - specifically along the lines of "dress for success". It looks like Men's Warehouse holds an event once a year - I really don't want to store them till July 2013, AND the Men's Warehouse online info is so poor, I can't tell if you can drop off used suits, or if it's just a way for them to get corporate sponsors to BUY their suits, to give away. Can anyone think of a Bay area charity like the "dress for success" program, but for men?
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:14 PM
 
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It's funny that they have a specific charity for woman, and not for men..........
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:31 PM
 
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It's funny that they have a specific charity for woman, and not for men..........
Women are more clothes-oriented than men.

See that? Didn't say "clothes-minded". Ladies =/= happy about that sort of thing.
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:34 PM
 
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Have you called your local mission, or job service or your local college. Someone there might know clients that could use them for job hunting. A really nice gesture by the way.
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:31 AM
 
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I might have to make some phone calls. I know that if I am giving them away, I shouldn't care what happens to them.....I just don't want to give them to Salvation Army for them to sell them. I really like the idea of Dress for Success - and the thought a someone who needs clothes for job interviews, getting them for free, rather than having to go buy them makes sense.
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:12 PM
 
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It's funny that they have a specific charity for woman, and not for men..........
That's true across all sectors, generally. If a man has a problem, it's his problem. If a woman does, it's everybody's problem.
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:00 PM
 
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That's true across all sectors, generally. If a man has a problem, it's his problem. If a woman does, it's everybody's problem.
ZING!!!! Haha!
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