and J. Hilburn’s Men’s Clothiers are joining forces September 12-23 to host their first-ever wardrobe drive dedicated to collecting men’s business clothing.
The clothing will go to Wardrobe for Opportunity, a non-profit offering community programs that support the working poor, spanning from unemployment through long-term career development.
Participants may drop off their new or gently used corporate clothing items at ClubSport, 7090 Johnson Drive (Mon-Fri 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sat-Sun 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.) from Sept. 12 through Sept. 23.
“With today’s tough economy, it’s important for low-income individuals to look their best in order to gain employment, become self-sufficient and ultimately break the cycle of poverty,” said Sher Butler, a style advisor with J. Hilburn Custom Clothing.
“Wardrobe for Opportunity has seen a dramatic demand for their services since the economic downturn and is in critical need of men’s business attire. It’s a chance for everyone to give back to the community. We’re calling attention to how important it is to help the working poor persevere and build a career, especially during these difficult times.”
Donations of underutilized business clothing will benefit the many unemployed men in the Bay Area in need of securing employment. All clothing must be clean, pressed and on hangers. Participants can also make monetary donations online at www.wardrobe.org.