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Open House & Donations for Suit Up Network

Staten Island Community Partners with Total Drama & Women’s Wellness Center will host an Open house and Donation event for the Suit Up Network Program originally benefiting unemployed men and women, and currently extending assistance to individuals negatively impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The Open house will feature opportunities to network, learn about the Suit Up program, donate a suit or business attire and enjoy refreshments and raffles.

Join us on Thursday, January 10th, for the Suit Up Network Open House & Donation event with Cocktails from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.   Lead Business Sponsor of the Suit Up Network is Total Drama & Women’s Wellness Center, a woman-owned business located at 322 New Dorp Lane, off Clawson Avenue.Claire Guduango, is a founding member of the Suit Up Program and has donated over 500 articles of clothing to the program from her previous business.

The Suit Up Network of the Staten Island Community Partners, Inc. was founded by Angela D’Aiuto & partnered with local businesses, to provide a helping hand to empower men & women with a new business wardrobe when returning or entering the workforce & access to support and resources to succeed & to move forward. Self-sufficiency and support to build one’s career is very important for low income men and women, and young adults. Seeing a need and meeting that need by offering opportunity and resources is key to the Suit Up Network. Post Hurricane Sandy, Angela was assisting a local food pantry and relief efforts and saw the need to assist , women, especially who have lost their apartments and with that their business wardrobes. The need is greatest now with steady unemployment and victims of the Hurricane Sandy.

The Suit Up Network, provides opportunities and resources with free and low cost seminars and resources. Supporters of the program can enjoy networking and professional development programming and support the services of the Suit Up program.

Staten Island Community Partners, Inc. (SICP) accepts donations of new and/laundered business attire to be distributed at no cost to unemployed men and women, individuals negatively impacted by Hurricane Sandy and youth enrolled in career and educational programs. The Suit Up Network also provides career, fashion & wellness programs to the Staten Island community. Volunteers and mentors are welcome!

The Suit Up Network offers a variety of seminars, workshops and special events for men and women to improve their careers, business and support others that need a door opened.  Programming includes: exclusive shopping & fashion events; seminars and workshops on career development, business development and health & wellness. For more information contact: info@SiCommunityPartnership or 347-746-9391.

Donations and volunteers are welcome. A $10 or $25 donation provides storage and cleaning supplies, transportation for volunteers. Gift cards to local retail and/or salons are also requested and can be sent to  ( e-cards) to info@SiCommunityPartnership.com.

Additional donations /open house events will be announced shortly. Read about our program featured in the S.I. Advance.

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