Wednesday, June 20, 2007

U.S. Freedom Corps Capital PurSuit Drive

This is an excellent idea and opportunity for folks around DC to offer practical help to those in need...

USA Freedom Corps Capitol PurSuit Drive-Washington DC.

Thousands of Americans including: youths in foster care, adults, teens, ex-offenders, and veterans who have come from low income environments are transitioning back into the workforce every day. Affording proper attire for interviews and work is an enormous obstacle for these citizens, so the USA Freedom Corps office will be partnering with the Capitol PurSuit Drive from June 13th until June 25th.

Please bring the following used items to be donated: business suits, dress shirts, blouses (on hangers, please), belts, and shoes. Donated items should be in usable condition. This is your opportunity to literally give the suit off your back to help fellow Americans secure their futures. All donations are tax deductible, and receipts are available upon request.

There will be four collection points for the Capitol PurSuit Drive:
* Ike's Eatery
* 1800 G Street, 9th floor lobby
* West Wing Lobby and Ground Floor
* USA Freedom Corps 736 Jackson Place

The donated items will be distributed among three national charities: Working Wardrobes, The Women’s Alliance, and Career Gear. A portion of the donations will also be distributed in the D.C. area through several nonprofit organizations.

For any questions, please call the USA Freedom Corps office at 456-7381. All suits should be delivered to one of the collection points no later than 5pm on Monday, June 25th.

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