What is SuitedNSuccess?
SuitedNSuccess is a non-profit organization that provides interview-quality, professional business clothing at no charge to economically disadvantaged men. SuitedNSuccess also offers clients continuing professional and personal development opportunities monthly. We rely on private donations and volunteerism to drive our mission of helping men who are low-income and/or re-entering the workforce that may not have proper interview attire or have the means to purchase the proper attire. The ultimate goal is to help them achieve economic self-sufficiency and better lives for themselves and their families.
Who are your clients?
Our clients are low-income or men transitioning upward in life who have completed job training and are actively seeking employment. Also individuals who are re-entering the workforce such veterans and others.
How do you find your clients?
SuitedNSuccess’ clients come from many walks of life. Criteria for clients to come to us are that they must be considered “low income” and they must have completed a job training or job readiness program. Our clients are currently referred to us by our Community Partners. Our clients come to us by referral and by appointment only.
Where are you located?
We are mobile and service Durham and the Triangle area.
What kind of clothing do you accept?
SuitedNSuccess appreciates your donation of professional, work-appropriate clothing and accessories. Due to limited resources, we are unable to clean or repair damaged clothing or accept donations in bags or boxes. Please ensure clothing is on hangers, new or gently worn, in season, and clean (no stains, tears & with all buttons), with sizes clearly marked. We accept:
• Accessories ( belts, neck ties,)
• Un-used socks
Do you pick-up donations?
Yes we do have a pick-up service.
Do you accept bags or boxes of clothing?
No, clothing donated in bags or boxes is generally very wrinkled and our clients wear the donated clothing immediately. We cannot afford to dry clean clothing before giving it to our clients and our clients cannot afford to pay for dry cleaning before going on their job interview. We only accept clothing that is cleaned, pressed, and on hangers. We do accept shoes and accessories in bags or boxes.