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Suit Up Program Meeting a Need after Super Storm Sandy

walter dec 2013 sandy unemployedWe continue to serve Staten Islanders experiencing economic hardship due to Super Storm Sandy by providing office/business appropriate clothing for men and women. Our clients impacted by Super Storm Sandy are from a variety of educational backgrounds; unemployed and employed.

One recent client, Walter, is unemployed and rebuilding his home following Super storm Sandy. Walter was referred to the Suit Up program after attending an event providing rebuilding materials, which we cosponsored with United Church of Praise International Ministries, Stapleton. A formal “interview” suit was provided to Walter, and items to rebuild his wardrobe for the workplace ( business shirts, slacks and ties). Walter is currently taking computer courses offered at Tyson Houses in order to update his skills for employment in the computer networking field, Walter previously was employed  in the telecommunications sector. We will be matched with a career mentor with Suit Up network Program-Moving Forward Mentoring to gain personal career coaching available through our network of volunteers in business and various professions.

Staten Island Community Partnership’s Suit Up Program currently operates out of donated space at the Reformed Church on Staten Island, 54 Port Richmond ave, a NYC Landmark located in historic Port Richmond. We provide private fitting appointment for our clients, which included youth, men and women whom are unemployed or newly employed with an economic hardship and/or enrolled in a career/educational program. Our clients include individuals negatively impacted by Super storm Sandy. We also offer career coaching, mentoring and workshops for unemployed and newly employed Staten Islanders.

We always welcome donations of men and women business/office appropriate clothing and accessories. Host a Suit Drive, fashion show or shoe Party and help someone move forward with a rewarding career and second chance.

Please Donate now or fill out the form below to send us a donation of any kind. Thank you for your support in helping men and women Moving forward in the workplace and toward self-sufficiency.

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