Suits for Success Program Resarts
After taking a hiatus from collecting clothing donations during the COVID-19 pandemic, Norfolk County Register of Deeds William P. O’Donnell recently reaffirmed the Registry’s 100% commitment to support the highly successful Suits for Success program in partnership with Interfaith Social Services of Quincy, Father Bill’s & MainSpring of Quincy and Brockton the Boston Veterans Administration’s Healthcare System Voluntary Service Program and InnerCity Weightlifting.
“By just looking in your closet or bureau,” noted Register O’Donnell, “you can make a world of difference in someone’s life.” Donations of business-appropriate clothing through the Suits for Success program provides opportunities for men and women looking for employment.
“People who are attempting to re-enter the workforce need to make a good initial impression, whether it’s attending an interview or their first day on the job,” Register O’Donnell explained. “I hope local residents and businesses will consider making a clothing donation to this worthy endeavor. The program is truly needed, and it’s a great resource in helping people enhance their opportunities in life.”
Participating agencies have requested that all donations of business appropriate attire for men and women must be clean, no stains, in style, on hangers or neatly folded. The donation may also be placed in either re-useable tote bags, or green plastic bags. Suggested donations include suits, dress shirts, pants and ties for men and dresses, suits, blouses, skirts and pants for women. Since the Registry started the Suits for Success program in February of 2009, it has collected more than 9,000 articles of clothing.
To contribute, individuals need to bring their donated clothes to the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds, 649 High Street in Dedham between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you reside in the Quincy area, you can drop off clothing directly to the Interfaith Social Services office located at 105 Adams Street, Quincy between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and until 7 p.m. on Tuesdays.
“During the past decade, we know that Suits for Success works. The program has given many people the confidence to take the next step in their lives,” said Register O’Donnell. “It can continue its successful mission with your generous help.”
For more information about the Registry of Deeds’ Suits for Success program, or to schedule a drop-off time, contact Alicia Gardner at (781) 461-6101 or by email [email protected]. Please prepare a list of the donated items along with your name and address so that we may provide you with a charitable tax-deductible receipt.
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