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May 24, 2017
BENEFITING: SUITING WARRIORS FOUNDATION
HOURS PLEDGED: 15,000
We plan to purchase a, used, 24' Cargo Trailer and retro-fit it into a mobile suiting boutique for the Suiting Warriors Mobile SuitUp^ Program. All future Mobile SuitUp^ events will take place inside this 24' Cargo Trailer. This will drastically reduce the prep-time needed as well as the current logistical limitations we currently encounter with our 14' box truck. Additionally, we will be able to comfortably travel to more distant locations while bringing greater inventory, all while spending less money on tolls and gas. We are streamlining for efficiency and this will allow us to SuitUp^ many more Veterans and their spouses!
Who we are & How we help?
Suiting Warriors is dedicated to empowering Veterans for a more enriching and successful transition into the civilian workforce. We do this in a myriad of ways that begins with educating Veterans on the importance of a professional appearance. We parlay this with a consultation, from our suiting professionals, and styling tips on current fashion trends as well as classic techniques and best practices. We top it all off by providing them with FREE professional business attire for BOTH male and female Veterans AND their spouses!
Why a mobile cargo trailer?
Your investment will help support our Mobile SuitUp^ Program & Mobile Concierge Suiting Service. We deliver a vital, and truly one of a kind, mobile Veteran transition resource providing suits and professional attire, as well as fitting and style guidance. And, it's all done in person to each Veteran and spouse that we SuitUp^!
This cargo trailer provides multiple benefits needed:
- Provide more SuitUp^ opportunities to transitioning service members.
- Double our on hand inventory for mobile events.
- Participate in multiple events in the same cities and states over a few days.
- Eliminates the labor intensive process of loading, unloading, and set-up for pop-up events.
- Dressing areas are in the trailer instead of in public spaces.
Why are we vital to transitioning service members?
The day a soldier is discharged from service, their last paycheck is only a few weeks away. Most of that must be used for everyday living expenses. In today’s difficult economy we know many Veterans lack the means of transportation to take advantage of our SuitUp^ Program. For many, the funds to buy quality business attire are simply NOT available. Suiting Warriors SuitUp^ Program is a critical conduit for the Veteran's (and their spouse) ability to partake in an interview or other career advancements. This one simple gift of professional business attire can make all the difference in a persons confidence to take action towards seeking quality employment and excelling in a job interview. Everyone needs at least one suit and SW proudly provides this gift to those who unselfishly served or are currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Your investment will provide the funding needed to get us in front of transitioning Veterans near military installations, career and educational events, and universities and colleges throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond.
2,500 –The number of Veterans & their spouses, we have suited in the last 3 years.
$500,000.00 – The retail value of the clothing we have provided in the last 3 years.
$10,000.00 – The average monthly operating costs for Suiting Warriors.
8 - The Number of states we travel to with the SuitUp^ Program.
2 - The number of states we are looking to expand services to.
1- The number of Mobile Suiting Units we currently have.
We appreciate your generosity to help enhance the future of our communities and the lives of Veterans and their families. Help create a lasting impact through supporting the SuitUp^ Program so that transitioning Veterans and their spouses can use this vital tool necassary to make an impact in their own lives. You can make a difference!!