Nearly Naked for Charity

Taking it off for charity

By Nancy Norman
|  Tuesday, Aug 31, 2010  |  Updated 9:46 PM EDT
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Nearly Naked for Charity

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What a traffic stopper on the streets of D.C. Tuesday.

Dozens of hunky men dressed only in ties, boxers, dress socks and shoes put a humorous spin on a serious charity event. They waved their signs reading “Give the Suit off Your Back” at cars slowing to see what men in underwear were up to during rush hour.

Through the month of September, the Men's Wearhouse is sponsoring a national suit drive. You can donate your gently used suits and other business attire to help the unemployed suit up for a better chance to re-enter the work force. Look through your closet for men’s and women’s suits, shirts, jackets, ties, belts and shoes.

Drop your donations off at any one of the Men’s Wearhouse locations. There are a lot of them in this area, including Washington Square, Pentagon City and Potomac Yards. Men’s Wearhouse will reward you for your good deed with coupons and discounts.  The plan is for Men’s Wearhouse to take your donated business attire to approximately 200 local charities. 

The philosophy behind the National Suit Drive is to give a boost to men and women who are looking for work and want to make a good impression. Buying business attire can be expensive. Dressing for success adds to self-confidence. Someone going through the hard work of looking for a job deserves a boost from anyone willing to lend a helping hand.

More information is available at www.nationalsuitdrive.com

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