Have you ever hear about Suited & Booted? No? I am not surprised. I didn’t hear about it either until a few days ago.
I would like to tell you who they are, what they do and why.
Suited & Booted is a charity that helps vulnerable, unemployed and low-income men into employment by providing interview clothing and interview advice. They give their clients suitable clothing – perhaps a formal suit or smart casual style – and then guide them through the process of a job interview. This gives them better prospects of success and contributes to their general self-confidence and self-esteem. They help to create a positive first impression when seeking employment. The first 30 seconds of an interview are crucial as employers make up their minds about potential candidates very quickly. Getting appearance and presentation right are vital to be seriously considered for the job.
I think the idea of it is great. It is hard to find any employment these days so the right appearance is vital if one is to stand even a remote chance of getting the job.
Suited & Booted is a new charity and they rely upon the help of volunteers, financial contributions and clothing donations to continue the work that they do and this is where House of Fraser comes in…
As part of a nationwide initiative House of Fraser is offering £100 off a new suit when customers donate their unwanted suits.
From Sunday 17th August till Saturday 20th September 2014 donation banks for unwanted suits, will be located at till points in the menswear department at House of Fraser stores nationwide.
Emily Cowburn, Junior Buyer, at House of Fraser, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be supporting Suited & Booted which provides such a valuable, and in many cases life changing, service to so many people. We would like to encourage as many people as possible to visit their nearest House of Fraser store to donate their old suits. Even if you have an old suit and are not looking to buy a new one, you can provide a fresh start for someone in need, and all it takes is one small donation.”
So if you have any suitable clothing please donate them at a menswear department at House of Fraser or directly into Suited & Booted.
The cause is just and if we all stick together and help one another we can really make a difference.
11 responses to “Suited & Booted campaign at House of Fraser”
This is such a wonderful idea. I don’t think we have a similar non profit in the US.
What a great idea! Good to see someone doing something to help.
Sounds like such a great charity. It’s nice to see one targeted at men too!
That’s a great idea, wish we had such a campaign here too.
What a great charity and amazing way to be able to help people to a new start in their lives!
what a wonderful idea! I’ve never heard of something like that in Dallas for men (but HAVE seen it here for women, entering the job force)
I have never heard of this before, but what great idea.
That is an awesome program! We need that in Chicago
Fantastic idea. I bet there are so many blokes out there that have suits from years ago buried in the wardrobe.
I had not heard of this – what a great idea.
This is a great cause. My husband got his first job through the help of our church’s employment services. They gave him a briefcase, a suit, and orientation on how to interview and set up his resume. It really worked and we have been blessed by it. I love that this organization is doing the same and I know they will bless many families!