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River Edge Local Beneficiary of Men’s Wearhouse National Suit Drive
River Edge Behavioral Health Center has received a donation of gently used ready-to-wear men’s professional clothing from local residents spearheaded by Men’s Wearhouse at The Shoppes at River Crossing.
July 1 through 31, customers were asked to contribute suits, sport coats, dress shirts and slacks, shoes and belts, ties, sportswear and outerwear to the retailer through their National Suit Drive in exchange for 50% off a retail item. As a result, River Edge received 59 suits and more than 100 ties, sport coats, shirts, and slacks. Janis Schoenbeck, manager of the participating Men’s Wearhouse said, “We know the importance of proper attire for the initial interview and the boost of confidence that attire can achieve.” About River Edge, Schoenbeck said, “We’re happy that the clothing is staying in our area and helping the men in our community.”
River Edge will use the clothing to outfit men in their programs who are re-entering the workforce. “This suit drive will help men River Edge serves to dress for success in the local job market,” said Melvin Harris, director of consumer relations for River Edge. He added, “Often, buying appropriate professional clothes is hard until after the paychecks start arriving. This partnership gives practical help to overcome a significant challenge for many.”
Nationally, Men’s Wearhouse President & CEO Doug Ewert reported the most successful drive in seven years. In an email, he said, “This year, we set the goal to collect 150,000 garments. The results were much stronger than we predicted because we collected over 200,000 garments!”
Shannon Harvey, River Edge CEO, commented, “We at River Edge appreciate the partnership of Men’s Wearhouse and the individuals who donated so very much. These clothes are going to do some great work! Truly, together we make life better!”