By Gemma, 05-Apr-2012 12:42:00
The Suit Amnesty is nearly here!
With May fast approaching and spring battling through, it’s time to dig out those unwanted, unloved suits hiding at the back of your wardrobe and put them to good use.
This year we want The Suit Amnesty to be bigger and better than before, but with the success of last year’s inaugural campaign that is no easy task.
We already have a whole variety of venues on board, each signing up as a drop-off point to give homeless and disadvantaged people in their area a chance to get into work.
From The Marketers’ Forum in London to The Life Science Centre in Newcastle, and PwC and Ward Hadaway to Malmaison, there are health clubs, hotels, bars, banks and businesses taking part.
We have also extended our reach to the Channel Islands with Hawksford in Jersey getting involved to support the local Shelter Trust.
And as if that wasn’t enough, fashion designer Paul Costelloe is back on board to lend his support and donate some suits.
As he explains, “Presentation really counts when going for a job interview and not owning a suit is a huge barrier. The Suit Amnesty is an innovative way to re-gift clothing which will make a big difference to someone needing a helping hand to get their first step on the career ladder."
Who are we to argue?!
Our beneficiary charities are already looking forward to the wave of support, and as we have upped our target from the 2,000 suits collected last year to a staggering 5,000, they have plenty to get excited about.
Amanda Croome of Manchester’s Booth Centre says the suits can really make a big difference and help people look and feel the part at interviews.
So, now is the time to get involved. Start rummaging through your wardrobes and drawers and put outgrown or out-of-date workwear to good use.
It’s not too late to become a drop-off point either – if your business wants to take part just email email@example.com.
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