FORT MYERS, Fla.- A new suit can make all the difference in the world to someone starting over.
All this month, Men's Warehouse is collecting donated suits and other dress clothes to give to men graduating from the Salvation Army's Crossroads program.
Merrilu Bennett of the Salvation Army says participants enter the six-month program where they confront their addiction and work to recover.
"It's strictly voluntary. It's got a 36 bed capacity. What it is, is a program for men who admit they have a problem with substance abuse."
"Then upon graduation, that's when it ties in to the suits," Bennett continued.
They're given work skills and training to get them back in the work force. Then they receive a suit to wear to job interviews.
"To get them back into the workforce, especially with the job market the way that it is they need an extra something. These suits give them the confidence they need when they go into an interview," Bennett said.
Helping those who are taking steps in the right direction to keep moving forward.
You can donate suits at any Men's Warehouse stores. The good news is any suit donated stays in the community where it was donated.