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Suits for Session to collect professional attire clothing donations

Posted: 6:22 PM, Feb 24, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-25 09:12:27-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Hundreds of job seekers will have a fresh new look, thanks to clothing donations from Volunteer Florida, Uber, and Florida lawmakers.

For the fifth year in a row, Volunteer Florida and Uber teamed up to make sure people across Florida have the clothes they need to land a job.

The Suits for Session program collects gently used professional business clothing to donate to those with job interviews lined up. Volunteer Florida and Uber asked legislators and community groups to drop off gently-worn professional attire.

The CEO of Volunteer Florida, Clay Ingram, said he looks forward to seeing the impact this event will have on the community.

"This gives people a level of confidence and a way to be successful," Ingram said. "I think you feel better when you know you are dressed appropriately. This gives people the opportunity who are not able to do that to walk in and be confident."

Suits for Session takes place Tuesday from 9 to 5 p.m. on the third floor of the Capitol.

Last year, the group donated almost 6,000 items of clothing to job seekers. This year they hope to receive even more.

For those who can't make the drive over, Uber picks items of clothing up from donors and drops them off at the Capitol for free.

For more information on Suits for Session, visit Suits for Sessions.