FREMONT, Calif., Aug. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Men's Wearhouse announced it has collected a record-breaking number of items for the 10th Anniversary of the National Suit Drive, resulting in a 22% increase in donations from last year. Throughout July, over 750 Men's Wearhouse locations across the country collected over 320,000 articles of gently used men's and women's professional attire that will benefit Americans in need of appropriate interview attire as they seek to regain employment. To date, the program has generated over 1.6 million donations since launching in 2008.
Each year, Men's Wearhouse partners with more than 170 local non-profit organizations across the country that help disadvantaged individuals regain employment through job readiness programs and workforce assistance. These local non-profit partners then distribute the collected clothing donations to unemployed men and women in local areas who are in need of proper interview attire and aid individuals to prepare for their transition back into the workforce through resume-building workshops, interview preparation and employment training programs.
"I am impressed with the number of donations that have been collected this year. I thank our customers and non-profit partners who continue to make a positive impact in the communities we serve. We look forward to another 10 years of National Suit Drive success," said Doug Ewert, CEO of Tailored Brands, Inc.
"The National Suit Drive is a huge success for our organization, collecting nearly 8,000 pieces of professional clothing for our wardrobe closet, this year alone. The quality of the donations is impressive and that means more of our clients will soon be wearing these suits to job interviews," said Jerri Rosen, Founder and CEO of Working Wardrobes based in Irvine, CA. "It's the very best of corporate social responsibility and we are very grateful to have partnered with the Men's Wearhouse for the past 10 years."
About Men's Wearhouse Founded in 1973 and a subsidiary of Tailored Brands, Inc. (NYSE:TLRD), Men's Wearhouse is the largest specialty retailer of men's apparel and rental product in the U.S. with over 750 stores, including Men's Wearhouse and Tux, nationwide. Men's Wearhouse carries a full selection of suits, sport coats, slacks, formalwear, sportswear, outerwear, dress shirts, footwear and accessories in non-exclusive and exclusive merchandise brands such as Joseph Abboud, AWEARNESS Kenneth Cole, BLACK by Vera Wang, among others. Tuxedo and suit rentals are available at both Men's Wearhouse and Tux stores, which also offers a limited selection of retail merchandise, and Men's Wearhouse stores nationwide.