On Friday 26th May Suited for Success is encouraging businesses across Birmingham City Centre to take part in our ONE DAY suit donation drive to help Birmingham’s unemployed men and women gain employment.
Our annual ‘#Don’twearitshareit’ suit drive is a big corporate dress-down day asking professional men and women working in corporate offices and businesses across Birmingham City Centre to swap their suits for casual wear and give a suit away.
A BIG response in 2016
#Dontwearitshareit 2016 saw staff across city centre buisnesses including KPMG, Anthony Collins solicitors, Irwin Mitchell, Hettle Andrews, Gowling WLG , Shakespeare Martineau and Rider Levett Bucknall respond in a BIG way donating a over 1400 items of interview clothing including over 400 men's shirts and women's blouses, over 200 skirts, pairs of trousers and more...Read more about #Dontwearitshareit 2016.
Donate a suit and change a life
Birmingham has a large network of support offering work programmes and pre-employment training course to equip unemployed people with the skills and confidence they need to get a job and fully support themselves.
However, many agencies find the people they support often face the barrier of having nothing suitable to wear to their job interview which affects their confidence and can ruin that crucial first impression resulting in an unsuccessful interview. Looking the part makes people feel more confident when going to interviews and therefore increases their chances of getting a job.
#Dontwearitshareit 2017 will take place on Friday 26th May 2017, any donations collected on the day will be picked up by our Suited for Success team on the afternoon (a suitable time can be arranged).
(N.B - If you are a business outside of Birmingham City Centre you are still welcome to also get involved, however we may have to arrange the collection of your donations on another day).
If your business would like to get involved in #Dontwearitshareit and help us to make a difference we would love to hear from you, please get in touch with us:
(Posters and flyers are also available).