Armed Service veterans returning from active duty are faced with many challenges; adjusting to civilian life, integrating back into society, coping with trauma or a disability, or even just finding work.
In some areas of the country, veteran unemployment is over 30% and typically trends much higher than the local average.
This month, thousands of service men and women will return home and into the workforce. In appreciation for their service to our country, Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey will provide a free professional outfit to all Veterans - past or present - who go to any of its area stores, show their military ID, and mention Goodwill Suits Vets from Friday through Sunday, January 6-8, 2012.
How you can help
If you'd like to help Goodwill in this mission, our 39 Goodwill stores and DonationXpress centers are accepting donations of gently used professional clothing for men and women.
What can I donate for this cause?
- Suit jackets
- Dress pants and skirts
- Shirts and blouses
- Scarves and other accessories (Cufflinks, tieclips, etc)
Donations made up to December 31st qualify for a 2011 IRS tax deduction. Tax receipts for this purpose are available upon request for use on your tax return.
If you represent a corporation, and would like to make a bulk donation of clothing, call or email Jose Medellin at (718) 728-6335 / firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a pick up.
If you are a veteran
It doesn't matter when you served our country, if you need a suit, Goodwill will have one for you. Simply come to any Goodwill NYNJ store in the greater New York and northern New Jersey area between Friday January 6th and Sunday January 8th, 2012. Present your military ID, and mention "Goodwill Suits Vets". Find your nearest store at GoodwillNYNJ.org.