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Suiting up for Success and Workforce Re-Entry

Press Release – Business, Employment, Inclusion, Community, Mayor – Press and Sun Bulletin article

Suiting up for Success and Workforce Re-Entry

Men’s Wearhouse to donate suits to Community Options to promote Re-entry into the Workforce

(Friday, September 25, 2009 – Binghamton) – Community Options, a nonprofit organization that develops community-based homes and entrepreneurial business opportunities for people with disabilities throughout Binghamton, is the recipient of business suits from the Men’s Wearhouse National Suit Drive. One very special suit the organization will be receiving is from the Mayor of Binghamton, Matthew Ryan on Friday, October 2, 2009 at 2:30pm.

The purpose is to obtain “gently-used” professional clothing to provide work-appropriate wardrobes to those looking to re-enter the work force. People make donations at the Men’s Wearhouse locations in Vestal, NY and Elmira, NY of anything from suits, dress shirts, sports coats, slacks, ties, and belts.

“We are so grateful to have been chosen by Men’s Wearhouse to be a beneficiary of their National Suit Drive,” says, Paul Weckel, Executive Director of Community Options. “Everyone can use a boost in this current business climate and feeling good about what you are wearing when you go on a job interview can make all the difference,” he added.

Mayor Matthew Ryan will be personally donating a set of business clothing to Community Options on Friday, October 2, 2009 at 2:3opm at the Community Options office located at 182-184 State Street. Logistics for the donation and quick remarks from Mayor Ryan are as follows: Friday, October 2, 2009 2:30pm 182-184 State Street Binghamton, NY 13901

(If you are a member of the press and planning to attend the event, please contact Jessica beforehand so your crew may be accommodated at the time of the event. Interviews with Mayor Ryan, Paul Weckel, Executive Director of Community Options as well as Todd Hansen, Regional Vice President of Community Options will be available)

Press Release .pdf or Press and Sun Bulletin article .pdf