San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) July 19, 2012
This July, Crosspoint, Inc., a facility for formerly incarcerated individuals and Veterans, is partnering with Men’s Wearhouse for the fifth annual National Suit Drive, the nation’s largest collection of gently used business attire for men. Together, they are encouraging residents in the San Antonio community to transform their unwanted business wear into a fresh start for disadvantaged Crosspoint, Inc., clients facing joblessness.
Crosspoint, Inc. is joining the National Suit Drive and approximately 200 other nonprofit organizations to locally distribute the items collected at more than 900 Men’s Wearhouse locations around the U.S. Items being collected include men’s and women’s suits, shirts, jackets, ties, belts, and shoes. Residents of San Antonio may donate their gently used items at any of the Men’s Warehouse locations, 125 NW Loops 410 Suite 401, 11745 West Interstate 10 Suite 755, or 5531 Loops 1604 N.
“We are thrilled to partner with Men’s Wearhouse to continue fighting for this cause,” said Kevin J. Downey Ph.D, CEO of Crosspoint, Inc. “Many men are still struggling, despite the slowly recovering economy, and the National Suit Drive is the local community’s chance to help.”
Although the national unemployment rate has begun to decline, 12.5 million Americans are still out of work, and many are feeling discouraged. The clothing they receive through the National Suit Drive gives them a confident first step toward a second chance. Partnering nonprofit organizations such as Crosspoint, Inc. provide essential skills and training that will help transform these men on their journey to self-sufficiency.
Nationally, Men’s Wearhouse hopes to collect more than 110,000 articles of professional clothing to benefit charities like Crosspoint, Inc. Last year Crosspoint, Inc. was able to collect 200 articles of clothing and help a large number of Crosspoint, Inc. clients get a chance to find their strong suit and get back to work.
During the National Suit Drive, people can raise awareness by visiting the Men’s Wearhouse Facebook tab to share images and videos and to track donations with a live donations counter. They can also follow the conversation on Twitter @MensWearhouse for real-time updates with the # of suits given. For every suit donated, Men’s Wearhouse will give two business ties to the cause. As a thank you, donors will receive a coupon for 50% off all regular-priced items (excluding shoes) for their next Men’s Wearhouse purchase, as well as a tax receipt. For more information, visit http://crosspointinc.us/Home.html and http://www.NationalSuitDrive.com.
For over 50 years, Crosspoint, Inc. has held a mission to provide opportunities for individual change and self-management to strengthen the social fabric of the community. Best known for their community correctional services in which they provide a structured, secure residence for formerly incarcerated citizens transitioning back into society, Crosspoint Inc. additionally offers services such as addictions treatment, mental health treatment, and a residential program for Veterans. For more information, visit http://www.crosspointinc.us
About Men’s Wearhouse
Founded in 1973, Men’s Wearhouse is one of North America's largest specialty retailers of men’s apparel, with 1,162 stores. The Men’s Wearhouse, Moores and K&G stores carry a full selection of men’s designer, brand name and private label suits, sport coats, furnishings and accessories and Men’s Wearhouse and Tux stores carry a limited selection. Most K&G stores carry a full selection of women’s apparel. Tuxedo rentals are available in the Men’s Wearhouse, Moores and Men’s Wearhouse and Tux stores. Additionally, Men’s Wearhouse operates a global corporate apparel and workwear group consisting of Twin Hill in the United States and Dimensions and Alexandra in the United Kingdom.
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