Men’s Wearhouse National Suit Drive Aims To Help Thousands of Job Seekers

  Men’s Wearhouse National Suit Drive Aims To Help Thousands of Job Seekers

   Donate gently used business attire at any Men’s Wearhouse until July 31

Business Wire

FREMONT, Calif. -- July 24, 2013

In its final week, the Men’s Wearhouse (NYSE: MW) National Suit Drive is
urging Americans to clean out their closets and make a donation to their local
Men’s Wearhouse to make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged workers
still facing unemployment.

Men’s Wearhouse has partnered with more than 150 nonprofit organizations
across the country to distribute the donations to clients looking to re-enter
the workforce and to keep donations in local communities. The local nonprofit
partners also prepare these men and women to re-enter the job market through
résumé-building workshops, interview preparation, and employment training
programs.

“The Men’s Wearhouse National Suit Drive provides job seekers with the final
piece for an interview — the clothes, the suit,” said Steven Cook, Vice
President of Corporate Giving at Men’s Wearhouse. “In addition to interview
skills and resume-writing resources, access to work-appropriate clothing is
key, as the ability to make a great first impression is crucial in securing a
job.”

Last year, the Men’s Wearhouse National Suit Drive collected more than 130,000
pieces of gently used professional clothing, including suits, dress slacks,
shirts, ties, and accessories. The donations gave thousands of job seekers the
confidence to make a good first impression and re-enter the workforce. This
year the goal is 150,000 items.

“Having faced different challenges, I can testify to the transformative power
of a suit. When I put my suit on, it’s not just about the clothing — it’s
about empowerment,” said Ucal K., a National Suit Drive recipient. “When I
look in the mirror, I don’t just see myself, I see what I can become. And
that’s a powerful thing.”

To learn more about Ucal’s story and to hear other success stories from suit
recipients, watch the “Help Others Find Their Strong Suit” video.

Those interested in supporting the National Suit Drive can help in two ways:

  *In-store: To donate clothing to the National Suit Drive, patrons may go to
    any one of more than 900 Men’s Wearhouse stores around the country to
    contribute their gently used men’s suits, shirts, jackets, ties, belts,
    and shoes. This year, dress shoes and big and tall business attire are in
    especially high demand. Women’s professional clothing items are accepted
    as well.
  *Online: Donors may also make a monetary contribution to the cause by
    donating directly to a participating nonprofit organization. Monetary
    donations are accepted online at NationalSuitDrive.com or at any Men’s
    Wearhouse location.

As a thank-you, clothing donors will receive a coupon for 50% off the regular
price of retail items (excluding shoes, clearance, and Everyday Low Price
items) for their next Men’s Wearhouse purchase.

To help raise awareness for the National Suit Drive, visit the Men’s Wearhouse
Facebook page to share images and videos and to track donations with a live
donations counter. Follow the conversation on Twitter @MensWearhouse for
real-time updates with #giveasuit.

For more information, visit www.NationalSuitDrive.com.

About Men’s Wearhouse

Founded in 1973, Men’s Wearhouse is one of North America's largest specialty
retailers of men’s apparel with 1,141 stores. The Men’s Wearhouse, Moores, and
K&G stores carry a full selection of suits, sport coats, furnishings, and
accessories in exclusive and nonexclusive merchandise brands, 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, Alexandra, and Yaffy in the
United Kingdom.For additional information on Men’s Wearhouse, please visit
the Company’s websites at www.menswearhouse.com, www.mooresclothing.com,
www.kgstores.com, www.twinhill.com, www.dimensions.co.uk, and
www.alexandra.co.uk.

Contact:

Mullen on behalf of Men’s Wearhouse
Caitlin Reddington, 336-774-9303
CReddington@Mullen.com
2013 National Suit Drive Media Room
 
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