Men taking advantage of high-end retailer Jos. A. Bank’s Labor Day suit sale may want to donate their old business attire to Men’s Warehouse (Stock Quote: MW). The men’s clothing chain is holding its third annual National Suit Drive for the homeless and unemployed from now until Sept. 30.
Estimates from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development indicate that nearly 600,000 people are homeless on any given night in the U.S. Men’s Wearhouse is holding the drive to outfit to the homeless and unemployed, in the hopes of increasing their ability to find a job.
“The National Suit Drive is … helping low income (or no income) men strive for self-sufficiency. By donating your gently used professional attire to your nearest Men's Wearhouse store this month, you can help someone get a second chance,” the company explains on its website. “Appearance matters to a new employer. Help men in crisis make a good impression during job interviews.”
The chain hopes to collect 100,000 donations by the time the drive has been completed. Interested participants can bring their “gently used” professional ware to a local Men’s Warehouse; you can check here to find a location near you.
All clothing items must clean and on hangers. The chain is asking for suits, sport coats, slacks, dress shirts, dress shoes, sportswear, outerwear, ties and other accessories.
And the donated duds will go directly to local non-profit organizations, including the Salvation Army, the Urban League, and Rescue Mission Alliance. You can check out this list to see what organizations are participating in your state.
To sweeten the deal, Men’s Wearhouse is offering a 25% discount coupon good towards your next purchase and a tax receipt from the receiving non-profit organization as an incentive to donate.