Following its donation of a number of jackets and trousers to London-based charity Suited & Booted last year, support services provider, Emprise, is donating a further 1,400 brand new items.
This time Emprise is sending formal suits and shirts, which the charity will give to its clients for interviews, along with trousers, t-shirts and fleeces for those who may be poorly housed or living in hostels and need warm clothing.
The charity works with vulnerable, unemployed and low-income men helping them into employment by providing suitable interview clothing donated by companies and professionals. It also provides interview advice and mentoring services.
Dr Maria Lenn, founder of Suited & Booted, said:
“We are grateful to Emprise once again for their generous donation, which will help our clients in interview situations and domestic environments.
“Some of our clients find casual clothing such as t-shirts, fleeces and jogging bottoms are a really useful addition to their wardrobe. Sometimes they have just moved into a home, their first in a long time, and so the clothing will give a boost to their feeling of support and stepping into a new life, as well as being very practical.”
Mark Beadle, Emprise’s chief executive, added:
“Suited & Booted does an invaluable job of helping people less fortunate than others turn their life around. So when we found that we had a quantity of surplus clothing, it made perfect sense for us to send it to the charity.
“Wearing a suit can improve self-esteem and give confidence in an interview situation but warm clothing is equally important in more casual environments and we’re delighted to have been able to help once again.”