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Center for Community Alternatives Participates in National Suit Drive

For the eighth consecutive year CCA is partnering with Men’s Wearhouse on its Annual National Suit Drive, during which stores across the nation will be collecting gently used men’s and women’s professional attire to give unemployed individuals a chance to look their best as they transition into the workforce. From July 1st to July 31st, clothing collected at Men’s Wearhouse Syracuse area stores will be donated to CCA. CCA will distribute the clothing to participants in its employment programs who are re-entering the workforce. CCA Syracuse helps nearly 300 men and women get ready to re-enter the workforce each year.

Residents of the Syracuse area can donate their gently-used professional clothing, including men’s and women’s suits, ties, jackets, shirts, pants, belts and shoes at the following local Men’s Wearhouse locations: 3470 Erie Blvd East, Dewitt & 5663 East Circle Drive, Cicero. As a thank you, donors will receive 50 percent off their next purchase of regular priced retail items (excluding shoes, clearance, Outlet products, Exceptional Value and custom items. Other restrictions apply. See printed coupon for complete term.)

This year CCA is pleased to also partner with the Onondaga County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section on the suit drive. OCBA is encouraging their members to donate; those that donate will be entered into a drawing for $100 worth of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits from OCBA.National Suit Drive

The National Suit Drive is symbolized by a blue hanger. To help spread the word about this campaign, 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 the local nonprofits they have partnered with.

Donors are also encouraged to help raise awareness by sharing a photo of an empty hanger in their hometown, identified by a unique backdrop, using #GiveASuit. Men’s Wearhouse will be reposting their favorite photos throughout the month of July.

For more information, visit www.communityalternatives.org or the National Suit Drive website at www.nationalsuitdrive.com.

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